The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded up to a total of $800,000 over the next five years to programs in South Carolina for programs that help people and communities recover from, and build resiliency from trauma.
“Trauma, whether from exposure to child abuse, community violence, or natural disaster can have a devastating effect on people,” said SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator Kana Enomoto. “We must help people in every segment of our community -- especially youth and Tribes, many of whom have experienced significant historical, community, and individual traumas.”
The grant programs going to South Carolina included in this SAMHSA effort are:
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative – Category III, Community Treatment and Services Centers grants --
Purpose – Improves the quality of trauma treatment and services for children, adolescents, and their families who experience or witness traumatic events; and to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services for children and adolescents throughout the nation. The work of this initiative is carried out by a national network of grantees – the National Child Traumatic Stress Network – that works collaboratively to develop and promote effective trauma treatment, services, and other resources for children, adolescents, and families exposed to an array of traumatic events.
Funding level –2 grantees receiving up to $400,000 each year for up to five years. For a list of awardees, please visit: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/awards/2016/SM-16-005
The actual award amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.
For more information on SAMHSA grants, visit http://www.samhsa.gov/grants.
For more information, contact the SAMHSA Press Office at 240-276-2130.