APA member provides crucial expertise for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

APA member Tony Mannarino, PhD, addressed a May 9 congressional briefing in recognition of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day (NCMHAD), and spoke about the impact of child trauma. His remarks focused on the work he and his colleagues have done in the development and dissemination of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the most widely used and effective evidence-based treatment for children affected by trauma, and the contributions of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This year’s NCMHAD events, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations, focus on the message that, with the help of caring adults, trauma-informed child-serving systems, and evidence-based practices, young people can recover following traumatic experiences.