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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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Supporting Children and Teens During This Holiday Season

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers parents and caregivers strategies and ideas for supporting children and teens during the holiday season. This fact sheet provides tips that parents can use to talk to their children and teens about how they are feeling and changes to holiday celebrations and traditions.

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Luchando Contra el Gran Virus: Las Peguntas de Trinka y Juan

Type: Special Resource

Ayuda a los niños más pequeños y sus familias a hablar sobre sus experiencias y sentimientos relacionados con COVID-19 y la necesidad de permanecer en casa. En el cuento, el coronavirus se ha extendido por todo Littletown, provocando cambios en la vida de todos.

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Fighting the Big Virus: Trinka's and Sam's Questions

Type: Special Resource

Provides questions that Trinka and Sam have about the big virus and ways to answer those questions. This companion story includes common questions that children may have about COVID-19.

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Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents

Type: Fact Sheet

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.

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Ready to Remember: Jeremy's Journey of Hope and Healing Video

Type: Video

Brings to life the story of Jeremy, a 10-year-old boy, following the tragic death of his father. This video walks you through Jeremy's story and describes his journey as he and his family get help and are able to enjoy happy memories together. This story is read by Liliana Montenegro.

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