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Helping Children with Traumatic Separation or Traumatic Grief Related to COVID-19

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Offers information on how to talk with chlidren about traumatic separation or traumatic grief as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.  COVID-19 has resulted in thousands of children being separated from loved ones who require isolation and/or hospitalization due to a loved one testing positive for COVID-19 or because of potential exposure for essential workers.  This tip sheet is for caregivers or other adults supporting children with traumatic separation or traumatic grief related to COVID-19. Especially in stressful times, in addition to the suggestions here, all children benefit from caregivers listening to and validating their different feelings.

Published in 2020