Resources For Professional Adult Clients

The Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery & Education is committed to providing mental health resources to the community. It is our hope that these resources and links will serve as helpful sources of mental health information. If you are ready to chart a path towards  wellness with the Gil Institute, we will carefully assess your needs to find a match among our warm, supportive team members.

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Adults Surviving Child
Sexual Abuse (ASCA)

ASCA is an international self-help support group program specifically for adult survivors of neglect, physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.

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National Alliance on
Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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National Institute of
Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, the latest mental health research, and information on Child & Adolescent Mental Health.

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National Center for PTSD - US Department of Veteran Affairs

This site, provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, gives information about the VA's programs, support groups, and research aimed at helping those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You can also visit the PTSD: National Center for PTSD.

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International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)

The primary goal of ISSTD is education. It was organized to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and to address its relevance to other theoretical constructs.

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Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute (TICTI)

The mission of TICTI is to promote the healing and healthy development of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma or loss and to develop, evaluate, and disseminate effective prevention, assessment and treatment methods.

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Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project provides veteran support programs to veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001.

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The Children’s Institute supports children and families in healing from traumatic experiences. They offer early education and youth programs, counseling services, parenting supports, workforce and community leadership development, and more.

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Additional Resources
For Self Esteem Basics

The Story on Self-Esteem:

Detailed description of self-esteem, why it’s important, how children get self-esteem, and how to boost it.

Self-Esteem and Children:

Information for children on the importance of self-esteem and how to help children feel better about themselves.

Self-Esteem and Advertising:

Examples of how advertising can affect the way that young men and women think and feel about themselves.

Minding Your Mental Health:

Checklist of things that self-esteem can affect in your everyday life, such as your career, relationships, and how you relate to your family.

Self-Esteem and Relationships:

Learn how self-esteem can have a direct impact on your relationships.

Importance of High Self Esteem:

Details on implicit versus explicit self-esteem, as well as the importance of maintaining a high self-worth.

Additional Resources For Self
Esteem Building Strategies

Kids and Self-Esteem:

Advice on how to build strong families with high self-esteem and self-worth.

Develop Greater Self-Worth:

Information on how to develop a positive self-concept, self-acceptance, and body image.

Parenting – Self Esteem Building in Children:

Parents can learn how to build good self-esteem in their children by talking,
listening, and nurturing.

Additional Resource For
Evaluating Your Self Esteem

Self-Esteem Questionnaire:

Check the box either yes or no, depending on how you feel about certain questions.