Provides background on developmental disabilities, statistical information regarding the incidence of trauma for this population, special characteristics of the population that may influence the incidence of trauma, and additional information.
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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.
Assists agencies in weighing the pros and cons of adopting the TF-CBT treatment model.
Provides information about how to talk to children in the US about tsunamis that occur internationally. This fact sheet describes what a tsunami is and how warning systems work, offers tips for parents and caregivers, and gives ideas about how to be prepared.
Describes treatments for traumatic stress that are based on cognitive-behavioral approaches, including learning relaxation and stress management techniques, correcting distorted thoughts, and developing a trauma narrative.
Gives an overview of child and adolescent refugee mental health.
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 an overview of complex trauma in children and adolescents.
Acompaña al documento Tarjeta de Preparación para la Familia. Ayuda a las familias a desarrollar un plan de emergencias para que puedan estar preparados en caso de un desastre. Esta es la versión en español de Family Preparedness: Thinking Ahead.
Defines child traumatic stress. This fact sheet gives an overview of trauma, describes traumatic stress symptoms, and ways children may be impacted.