A free online resource that helps parents support their children when someone in their life is dying or had died. It equips parents with the words and confidence needed to help children grieve life's losses in healthy ways.
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event
In the wake of a traumatic event, a parents' comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for.
Supporting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma - Webinar Recording
Webinar recording for parents & caregivers from 'Supporting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma' webinar. You will learn what trauma is, how to talk to your child about these experiences, what you can do as a parent or caregiver to support your child at home and where to reach out for help. To see the accompanying presentation slides, click here (Feb.2022).
Supporting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma - Powerpoint Slides
Powerpoint slides from the 'Supporting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma' presentation. To see accompanying webinar recording, click here.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
A listing of specific resources, topics, and supports to help with childhood trauma.
A Terrible Thing Happened
This gently told story is for children who have witnessed any kind of violence, accidents, homicide, suicide, or natural disasters such as flood or fire. An afterword for parents and other caregivers offers suggestions for helping traumatized children.