Mental Health Resources

Supporting Children, Families, and Providers through Traumatic Events

 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network presents several helpful guides about how to help children, families, and providers cope after mass violence

Coping After Mass Violence

Assisting Parents/Caregivers in Coping with Collective Traumas

 

The Child Mind Institute provides a wide assortment of valuable resources on supporting children’s mental health

Helping Children Cope with Frightening News

How to Talk to Children about School Shooting

 

Notable trauma resources from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Supporting Young Children After Crisis Events

Being a Helper: Supporting Children to Feel Safe and Secure after Disasters

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms

 

From Zero to Three

A Big Impact on Little Kids: Understanding How Traumatic Experiences Affect Very Young Children

 

From Early Childhood Investigations

Supporting Families and Young Children in Times of Fear and Anxiety (Early Childhood Investigations webinar, by Dr. Lauren Starnes)

 

Recommended Children’s Books about Coping with Difficult Feelings

Once I Was Very, Very Scared by Chandra Gosh Ippen (by Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Piplo Productions, 2016) and Reading by the author (YouTube)

Children’s Books that Teach Kids about Emotions (by Carolina Bologna, HuffPost, July 15, 2020)

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