Research indicates that untreated trauma and bereavement in children are associated with problematic long-term outcomes, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress syndrome, suicide risk, school drop-out and violent behavior.
The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center at Texas Children’s Hospital is there to help children begin the process of recovering because our commitment to providing the very best medical care for the patients we serve includes addressing not only their physical needs, but also their emotional and mental health needs. Texas Children's TAG Center is an integral part of that commitment, and the outpouring of support for this program has been phenomenal.
The primary purpose of the TAG Center is to raise the standard of care and increase access to best-practice care among traumatized and bereaved children, adolescents, and their families.
Generous funding through the campaign has allowed for the development of the TAG Center.