Recent and all-too-frequent events emphasize the importance of the need for us to do everything we can to support grieving individuals, families and communities who have lost loved ones and to move forward in a positive and constructive way.
The resulting trauma of these and other events among individuals, families and communities can be widespread and have an impact on mental and physical well-being. And for minority communities, where conditions are often compounded by social determinants of health, such as poor quality education, low-wage jobs and unsafe neighborhoods, trauma can be even more prevalent. It is not uncommon for individuals and communities as a whole to experience grief and anger, even for those who did not get hurt or lose a loved one. People and communities that are not directly touched by these events also feel the shock and sadness of these occurrences. These are normal reactions. They can last a few months or much longer and can cause symptoms, such as anxiety, feeling helpless, and eating or sleeping too much or too little.
Provided resources include:
- Resources for Individuals, Families and Communities
- Resources for Providers, Law Enforcement and Other Professionals
- Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
- Trauma Smart Model – Childhood Trauma
- Community Policing Topics: Officer Health and Wellness
- Community Policing Topics: Healing Communities
- Community Relations Service
- Cultural Competency Curriculum – Crisis Response
See the original resource list from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health.