New SAMHSA-Funded Center Awarded to UCLA Youth Stress & Mood Program
The U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awards Center for Trauma-Informed Suicide, Self-Harm & Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment to UCLA Youth Stress & Mood Program. This grant is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN, http://www.nctsnet.org). The Center includes hubs at UCLA and Duke and will provide national expertise on adolescents affected by trauma, emphasizing services for suicide/self-harm and substance abuse. By supporting trauma-sensitive evidence-based practice (EBP) for these problems, the Center will provide a resource with potential to decrease morbidity and mortality associated with suicidal/self-harm behavior and substance abuse in adolescents suffering the effects of trauma.