Features a first-person narrative illustrating how a family can move through the pain of loss and go on to heal. The family shares their personal experiences of the traumatic grief experienced by one daughter after her sister's sudden death.
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.
Presents an overview of childhood traumatic grief for parents. This guide describes normal grief and the grieving process, psychological trauma, and how traumatic experiences can affect children.
Offers parents and caregivers information about ways that children may respond to the anniversary of a traumatic event.
Provides parents and caregivers with information about how to talk to children about war and terrorism.
Accompanies the Family Preparedness Wallet Card. This guide helps families develop a safety plan so that they may be prepared in the event of disasters.
Provides national training and technical assistance to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of accurate information about youth with problematic sexual behavior.
Helps parents and caregivers understand children's reactions to injuries, and advises them on how they can help children respond in healthy ways.
Offers tips to parents on how to help young children, toddlers, and preschoolers heal after a traumatic event.