Trauma Support Group

Beginning June 3, 2021, GSMYC is offering a Trauma Support Group. The group is designed for Hays County youth ages 12-17 who have experienced any kind of trauma. This is a 10-week group that will focus on developing coping skills and social skills, build self-esteem, and support the healing process.

A traumatic event is a frightening, dangerous, or violent event that poses a threat to a child’s life or bodily integrity. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic. This is particularly important for young children as their sense of safety depends on the perceived safety of their attachment figures (

Experiences which might be traumatic:

  • Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse
  • Natural disasters
  • Community violence
  • Sudden or violent loss of a loved one or friend
  • Serious accidents
  • Witnessing interpersonal violence (domestic violence)
  • Substance use (personal or familial)

For more information please contact GSMYC at (512) 754-0500.