Helps parents talk to their kids about the disasters they may face and know how best to support them throughout—whether sheltering-in-place at home, evacuating to a designated shelter, or helping your family heal after reuniting.
Families and Caregivers
Parents and caregivers play an essential role in helping children and teenagers recover from traumatic events. These resources are for parents, adoptive parents, resource/foster parents, grandparents, caregivers, and all others who care for children and teens. The more caregivers learn about how traumatic events affect their children (whether toddler, school-age, teen, youth, or adult), the more they understand the reasons for their children’s behaviors and emotions, and the better prepared they are to help them cope. When children know that caring adults are working to keep them safe and support them in understanding their reactions to trauma, most can recover and go on to live healthy and productive lives.
Defines key terms, including consent and coercion, and offers guidance to parents related to dating violence and sexual assault.
Offers support to parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. This fact sheet series provides education to support their resilience and recovery.
Provides parents information on how to talk to children about domestic violence. This fact sheet discusses the importance of recognizing and dealing with one's own feelings before talking to children.
Illustrates how a parent can provide solace and support to a child after the death of a loved one.
Provides information to parents and caregivers about keeping children safe online. This fact sheet describes why sexting is not smart and how sexts can be used to hurt or bully.
Offers tips parents can use to help themselves understand a child's behavior following a hospitalization. These tips assist parents with helping their child cope after a hospital stay.
Offer tips on ways parents can cope with their concerns during their child's hospital stay. This fact sheet assists parents with ways to help their child cope with being in the hospital.
Offers parents guidance to parents about how to support your teen while at the hospital before, during, or after a medical procedure.
Describes how teens may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.
Helps parents and caregivers recognize the signs and symptoms of complex trauma and offers recommendations on how to help children heal.
Gives information to parents and caregivers about media coverage following a stabbing. This tip sheet describes what parents can do to help their children, media exposure after events, and talks about what it is like when a family is a part of the story.