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The Border Traumatic Stress Response Center is designed to provide evidence-based trauma-focused counseling services to youth between the ages of 3 and 17 that have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Traumatic events include physical and sexual abuse; exposure to family, school and community violence; grief and loss; natural and man-made disasters; military related trauma; living with an impaired caregiver; and involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice system. Community presentations and training on trauma-informed care are also available.

Individual counseling.

Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Contact Person:
Dr. Susana Rivera, Program director at 956-724-3177

Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Informed Resources
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
National Institute of Mental Health
Administration for Children and Families – Treatment and Trauma-Informed Care

Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Informed Literature/Tools
What is Child Traumatic Stress
Understanding Child Traumatic Stress
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
Trauma-Informed Care in Homelessness Service Settings
Trauma-Informed Organizational Toolkit for Homeless Services
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trauma Symptom Checklist – 40 for Researchers


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