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May 2016Vol. 17, No. 3Understanding Trauma: A Guide for Youth

Youth M.O.V.E. National, a youth-led organization promoting awareness around youth issues, developed a guide to help youth understand trauma, how stressful events can affect youth's health and well-being, and how youth can work toward processing trauma and asking for help. The guide is presented in a colorful booklet format, and readers are ushered through the content by two characters, Jessie and Hayden—both representing youth advocates. As the characters share their experiences and understanding surrounding trauma, the guide offers information on what trauma is, adverse childhood experiences, the impact of trauma, symptoms and triggers, resiliency, and things youth should keep in mind when looking to start a conversation about their trauma experience.

Access A Guide for Youth: Understanding Trauma on the Youth M.O.V.E. website at (965 KB).