Trauma for teens & young adults

When a young person loses a loved one, sees violence in their home, experiences abuse or witnesses a national tragedy, there can be serious and long-term impacts. Without support from experienced mental health professionals, it can be difficult for these young people to understand and communicate their feelings.

Trauma can cause feelings of guilt, shame and anxiety, and can even escalate to self-harm or thoughts of suicide. It’s important that no young person in our community gets to the point where they are without hope or a clear path forward.

Find resources to help support teens and young adults in Stark County as they find healthy, positive ways to cope with trauma.

Types of traumatic events

For teens and young adults, traumatic events are experiences that compromise their safety and security. These could be things like:

  • Disruption in family life (separation, divorce, death of a loved one, parent incarceration, etc.)
  • Experience in the foster or child welfare system
  • Exposure to the criminal justice system
  • Human trafficking and human servitude
  • Involvement with drug and alcohol use
  • Isolated incidences of violence and abuse
  • Ongoing physical or emotional trauma (abuse or neglect)
  • Seeing violence, crime or abuse in the community
  • Witnessing domestic violence or emotional abuse at home

It is important to know that what might be considered trauma for one person might not be trauma for someone else. It is always a good idea to seek out support from a professional counselor if you believe you or someone you know has been traumatized.

References

Alliance resources

Alliance Area Rape Crisis Program: CommQuest

Free resource for survivors of sexual violence and their families.
1207 West State St.
Suite M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone : (330) 821-7273 (RAPE)

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

Coleman Behavioral Health: Alliance Office

Evidence-based mental health and substance use recovery services to promote resiliency and healing.
1410 West State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-6932

CommQuest Services: Alliance

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
1207 West State St.
Suites F & M
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-8407
Fax: (330) 821-8506

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health & Recovery of Alliance

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
1218 W. State St.
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 493-4553
Canton resources

4KidHelp

Promoting family strength and resiliency throughout Stark County:
  • Psychiatry services
  • Medication management
4368 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-1300

Barbara Fordyce, PhD. & Associates

Comprehensive psychological services for children, transitional youth and adults.
3722 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 101
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 492-2006

Canton Community KidSummit Against Drugs

Prevention services promoting abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (AToD).
1227 Gross Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 453-1155

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

Children’s Network of Stark County

Helping to investigate and prosecute crimes against children.
213 Market Ave. N
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 451-1700

Coleman Professional Services

Crisis management, mental and behavioral health, adult care and employment services.
400 Tuscarawas St. W
Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 438-2400

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COMPASS Rape Crisis

Mental health counseling services for all survivors of rape and sexual assault.
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 452-1111
Hours: 24/7

Encompass Christian Counseling at One Center for Leadership

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
901 Tuscarawas St. E
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: 330-966-1620

Encompass Christian Counseling at Perry Christian Church

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
139 Perry Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: 330-966-1620

Heart Transactions Counseling Services, LLC

Supporting children, transitional youth and adults with mental health and general counseling services.
2026 Fulton Rd. NW
Suite C
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 451-2060

Help Me Grow

Supporting first-time parents with home visiting services for children up to 3 years old.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136, ext. 1480

New Day Counseling & Psychiatric Services, Inc.

Counseling and outpatient therapy for children, adolescents, teens and adults.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 606
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 305-9696
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Ohio MENTOR & IFCS

Foster care and mental health services for young people with emotional, behavioral and other complex challenges.
4942 Higbee Ave NW
Suite C & D
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 491-4331
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Ohio Guidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy and education with a focus on prevention and treatment.
401 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (440) 234-2006
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Pathway Caring for Children

Helping families to build trusting and lasting relationships for a lifetime:
  • Individual or group therapy
  • Support groups
  • Case management
Pathway provides short-term relief (hourly, daily, or overnight) in a foster home or community setting for adoptive families who have a child with special needs. They also offer special workshops and training, support groups, and connection to resources for adoptive parents.
4895 Dressler Rd. NW
Suite A
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-0083

Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health and Recovery Inc.

Education, counseling, psychiatry and support for children, adolescents and adults.
624 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 493-4553

Psychological & Family Consultants, Inc.

Counseling services for depression, anxiety, stress, family difficulties and more.
4572 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-4220

Restoring Hope Counseling Services

Supporting Stark County families with quality mental health services in a friendly and welcoming environment.
1435 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44714
Phone: (330) 861-2444
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Richard A. George

Professional counseling services for children, adolescents and adults in Stark County.
3118 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: (330) 492-9913

SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

Community-based support services for Ohio families:
  • Adoption services
  • Behavioral health
  • Family preservation
  • Older youth services
  • Therapeutic foster care
6279 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-1668

Stark County Family Council

Wraparound services for youth and families who have complex, multi-system needs. Visit their website for more information.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136

Stark County Job & Family Services: Children Services

Basic needs and protective services for Stark County children and families.
402 2nd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 451-8032
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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Stark Community Support Network

Community safety net linking families to resources and social services.
1221 Harrisburg Rd. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 455-2260

Summit Psychological Associates: Downtown Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
832 McKinley Ave NW
Canton, OH 44703
Phone: 330-493-2554
Fax: (234) 360-3426

Summit Psychological Associates: North Canton

Comprehensive mental health and substance use services for prevention, treatment and recovery.
4450 Belden Village St. NW
Suite 701
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 493-2554

Thrive Counseling Services

Youth counseling for children as young as 8 years old.
4119 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite B
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 703-6578
Hartville resources

Kessler Psychological Services

Services for grief, trauma, LGBTQ+ support, stress management and general mental health.
311 South Prospect Ave.
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 877-2093
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Massillon resources

CommQuest Services: Massillon

Strengthening families through behavioral/mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
130 1st St. NW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 833-0234
Fax: (330) 837-7705

Encompass Christian Counseling East

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
7317 Portage St. NW
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 966-1620
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North Canton resources

Aria LG Counseling and Wellness Center

Licensed counseling services for North Canton women and families.
1303 West Maple St.
Suite 102
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-371-0529

Building Blocks Counseling Center

Mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services.
7300 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 1
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2390

Encompass Christian Counseling at First Christian Church

Offices throughout Stark County offering mental health counseling services from a Christian perspective.
6900 Market Ave.
North Canton , OH 44721
Phone: 330-345-7949

Family Care Counseling Center

A comprehensive mental health center for Stark County and surrounding areas.
1303 W Maple St
#103
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-966-8677

Father Matthew Herttna Counseling Center

Mental health counseling and referrals available at the Walsh University campus.
2020 East Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 490-7248

The Gentle Shepherd Counseling Center

Licensed counselors treating and diagnosing mental health conditions.
1469 South Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 499-3065
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My Moment, LLC

Counseling and art therapy for Stark County residents of all ages.
452 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 316-9606

North Canton Therapy Works

Counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples and families in North Canton.
1206 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 433-2688

The Relationship Center

Family and relationship counseling for individuals, couples and families.
7023 Mears Gate Dr. NW
Suite A
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 497-2452

Sky Witness Healing Arts

Mental health and psychiatric care in North Canton.
452 North Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 510-4921

Vista Psychological & Counseling Centre, LLC

Affordable health care for adults, children and families.
1201 South Main St.
Suite 100
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 244-8782

We Care Counseling, Inc.

Counselors specializing in complex trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction and transitional youth.
7300 Whipple Ave. NW
Suite 2
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-9100
Information & referrals

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance
Helpful links

5 Tips for Providing Trauma-Informed Sex Education

Tips for teachers to make sex education more sensitive to students who have experienced trauma.

Child Trauma and its Effects: Implications for Police

A new perspective on how policing could help bridge the gap between law enforcement and young people with traumatic pasts.

Handbook for Recovery after a Suicide Attempt

Learn about strategies to cope and find hope after a suicide attempt.

Improving Attachment Between Mothers and Children

Helping mothers with difficult pasts connect with their children.

Juvenile Justice Bulletin

Investigating the long-term outcomes and mental health needs of youth and teens who have been detained in the juvenile justice system.

SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

Learn how community agencies and service providers can help address trauma through public education and awareness, prevention and early identification.

Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives

Strategies for service providers to support women with histories of abuse and trauma.