The work of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition. A 501(c)(3) non-profit, world-wide organization, the MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences, and develops and publishes resources for all constituencies.

Mental Health America: Much of our work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process. When we think about diseases like cancer or heart disease, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention, identify symptoms, and develop a plan of action to reverse and hopefully stop the progression of the disease. So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness? Like other diseases, we need to address these symptoms early, identify the underlying disease, and plan an appropriate course of action on a path towards overall health.

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Our acute care center is designed to offer a vast amount of treatment in order to allow for our patients to get better and be able to leave our inpatient program. We will ensure that we provide you with all of the tools necessary to help you along in the therapeutic process so that you can continue to work on your recovery even when you leave our healing center. At Lakeland, we are so much more than just stabilization– we are here to jumpstart the treatment process. We provide our patients with confidential, personalized treatment plans that will effectively help them to recover from their PTSD. Our multidisciplinary approach includes a variety of different therapeutic techniques that will help educate patients and their family about their specific condition and learn more effective coping skills.

Vantage Point understands that traumatic events can cause some people to develop PTSD, which can make a person feel as though they’re trapped in a nightmare without an escape. We’ve helped countless children, teens, adults, and older adults who have post-traumatic stress disorder learn ways to cope with the symptoms and begin to rebuild their lives. At Vantage Point, you know you’ve come home.

​Youth Resources

The Ross Center and Manhattan Psychiatric Associates is committed to providing treatments that work to those whose lives have been disrupted by anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Our team of highly skilled psychiatrists and psychotherapists are expert in the latest evidence-based treatments, and work collaboratively to help patients end their suffering and live their lives unburdened by illness.

Our Military Kids, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supports children, ages 5-12th grade, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members and children of wounded warriors from all service branches. Grants pay for participation in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent.

JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a curriculum unit for students and informational seminars for teachers and parents. This instructional kit provides resources to accomplish this goal. The materials are easy to use and are intended to provide educational information. There is no intent to diagnose or treat suicidal ideation. JFI’s intention is to empower youth, educators and parents to help recognize when young people are in pain and know to get professional help involved as soon as possible.

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

Excellent Guide for Schools and Educators regarding trauma suffered by students