The ASAP Center is a partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). We promote treatments that reduce the risk of serious health and behavioral health problems in youth. Learn more about these approaches below.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, care providers increasingly offer mental health services via telehealth and other virtual platforms. We have developed trauma-informed recommendations for care providers, who are remotely evaluating and treating youths with suicidal and self-harm thoughts and behaviors. This tip sheet covers a variety of considerations which include navigating a telehealth session, addressing youth safety, and working with the patient’s caregiver to foster a safe environment. Although we tailor tips to the COVID-19 restrictions, these recommendations could be applied outside of the pandemic.
Please continue to stay tuned for weekly updates on self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can access our broad tip sheet here.Read More News