Talking to Children about Trauma

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Children and adults experience trauma in very different ways and it is helpful for parents, teachers, and other caregivers to understand how a child may be impacted by traumatic experiences and what loved ones can do to help. Below are links to resources that help caregivers understand the impact of trauma, identify the signs and symptoms in children, and offer practical suggestions on providing support to the traumatized child.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response

Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response

Helping Children After Trauma

Managing Traumatic Events

Stress and Resilience