Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, has merely seen the event on television, or has heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and caregivers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.  

Below are some resources child care providers and parents can use in their work with children who have faced a disaster or traumatic event:

Books for Helping Children Cope 

Helping Children Cope with Media Coverage

Tips for Parents and Caregivers  

Social-Emotional Resources


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