Resources for Parents Following Traumatic Events
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has provided this list of resources designed for parents and guardians to provide guidance on talking to children following a traumatic event. More complete list of resources, visit ED’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
Technical Assistance Center.
- Tips for Adults on How to Talk with Children About Connecticut School Shooting
- Helping Young Children and Families Cope with Trauma (SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Also see the Spanish version - Ayudando a Niños(as) y Familias a Enfrentarse con el Trauma
- Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materials for Parents (SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
- Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Diasaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers (SAMHSA)
- Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters (SAMHSA)
- Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters (SAMHSA)
- Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children after Disasters (SAMHSA)
- Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents after Disasters (SAMHSA)
For more information and documents in additional languages are available.