December 10, 2015
When Children Experience or Hear About Trauma . . .
When Children Experience or Hear About Trauma...
In light of recent events, these resources may be especially helpful:
- Restoring a sense of safety in the aftermath of a mass shooting: Tips for parents and professionals. This brochure, from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, discusses ways to help children deal with news about mass shootings,
- Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers. This publication helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event; it offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.