Age-Related Reactions to Traumatic Events, from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This resource provides information to caregivers and service providers on how child may react in the aftermath of a traumatic event.  It also provides strategies to use with children based on different age groups – preschool, school-age, and adolescent.  http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/age_related_reactions_to_a_traumatic_event.pdf

 

 

The “You Can Ask” Toolkit, from Sesame Street is geared towards children 0-5.  This toolkit can be a great resource for parents and caregivers to talk to their children about upsetting events that they see in the news, and how to cope with difficult and scary times. http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/youcanask

 

 

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event – A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A brief overview of reactions to disasters in children across the age range 0-19 and how adults can support them and talk about the disaster. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA11-DISASTER/SMA11-DISASTER-09.pdf

 

 

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage, from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. A tip sheet with suggestions on how to address media coverage on disturbing events with children and encourage helpful and healthy communication in the aftermath of a crisis or disaster. http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/tips_for_parents_media_final.pdf

 


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