Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

Description

This booklet describes what parents and family members can do to help children who experience trauma due to violence or disaster.

This booklet provides the following information:

  • Coping with trauma after violence and disasters
  • What is trauma?
  • Helping young trauma survivors
  • How parents can help
  • Help for all people in the first days and weeks
  • How children react to trauma
    • Children age 5 and under
    • Children age 6-11
    • Adolescents age 12-17
  • More about trauma and stress
  • Additional resources

Developer:

National Institute of Mental Health

Funding Sources:

National Institute of Mental Health

History

Release Date: 2006
Original Summary: December 2007
Last Updated: 12/01/10

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