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.
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.
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.
Helps parents and caregivers recognize the signs and symptoms of complex trauma and offers recommendations on how to help children heal.
Provides ways to navigate questions about death, funerals, and memorials for children. This fact sheet discusses this challenging, but manageable, task and includes sample questions and answers to help guide discussions.
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.
Highlights the importance of parent-child relationships and how to use treatment as a way to build these relationships.
Helps parents understand how economic difficulties can affect their families, in terms of their sense of safety, connectedness, and hope. The fact sheet also helps families find ways to cope during uncertain times.
Tells the story of a 10-year-old boy's experience following the tragic death of his father. Jeremy is having a traumatic reaction and struggling at school and at home.
Offers parents and caregivers information about trauma. This fact sheet defines traumatic stress and describes how common it is, how it can impact a family, and things a family can do to cope with traumatic stress.
Allows families to list important telephone numbers and other information that could be useful in the case of an emergency. Each member of the family should carry these cards with them at all times in case an event occurs and all family members are not together.
Offers parents and caregivers information about particular grief reactions that a child may have when a brother or sister dies, and provides tips to help the grieving child.