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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.

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Talking to Children about the Shooting

Type: Tip Sheet

Provides information on how to talk to children about mass shootings. This tip sheet describes ways to talk to children about mass violence events that involve a shooting. It gives tips about how to start the conversation, common reactions children may have, and how to seek help if needed.

NCTSN Resource

When It Hurts: Dealing with Pain

Type: Fact Sheet

Provides children with information and activities to help cope with pain after an injury, illness, or medical stay.

NCTSN Resource

En el Hospital: Cómo Ayudar a Mi Hijo a Sobrellevar la Situación

Type: Fact Sheet

Brinda sugerencias sobre cómo los padres pueden afrontar sus preocupaciones durante la hospitalización de su hijo. También ofrece información sobre las formas en que los padres, pueden ayudar a su hijo a sobrellevar el hecho de estar en el hospital.

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