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Facts for Families: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
A child or adolescent who experiences a catastrophic event may develop ongoing difficulties known as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
An interactive website which gives directed information on each aspect of PTSD for the general public and professionals.
Learning Links: Enhanced Learning Series in Child and Youth Mental Health
LearningLinks is an online learning resource designed to enhance knowledge, skills and confidence in child and youth mental health to support the needs of health care professionals and improving access for children, youth and families to medical specialists with expertise in child and youth mental health in BC.
Mental Health and Addiction 101 Online Tutorial (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
A series of free, quick, easy-to-use online tutorials on topics related to substance use and mental health from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Pinwheel Education Series Recording: PTSD & Recovery
PTSD is a trauma and stress disorder that a child or youth may develop after experiencing or witnessing a threatening event (called a trauma). In this Pinwheel our panel will discuss PTSD and the journey to recovery.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (AnxietyBC)
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder section introduces PTSD, lists symptoms of PTSD on the basis of age difference and provides home management strategies for families of people with PTSD.
Scared Child: Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events
Helping kids overcome traumatic events. Post-traumatic stress disorder; fear; abuse; death; illness; natural disasters; divorce; therapy. Includes frightening television news. Also coping with loss, unexpected illness or injury, physical harm done to others, and trauma by proxy. By Barbara Brooks
Traumatic Stress Section (Canadian Psychological Association)
Provides information designed for professionals and the general public on aspects related to trauma and suggested diagnosis/treatment options,

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.