Caring for kids after trauma, disaster, and death: A guide for parents and professionals (second ed.) - New York University Child Study Center
This guide is for use with children and adolescents following a traumatic experience. It is organized in sections to enable users to easily access the most relevant information. The sections examine a range of issues including children's reactions at different stages of development, as well as practical, hands-on advice to parents and school staff. Also included are specific strategies for when and how to get help for mental health problems; how to prepare for natural disasters; how to talk to children about terrorism, war, and media issues; and specific techniques to help families access community resources.
Child trauma toolkit for educators - National Child Traumatic Stress Network
According to the website of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this toolkit ¿was developed to provide school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system.¿ The toolkit contains the following components: Trauma Facts for Educators; Understanding Child Traumatic Stress: A Guide for Parents; Psychological and Behavioral Impact of Trauma (versions of preschool children and for elementary, middle, and high school students); Self Care for Educators; Suggestions for Educators; Brief Information on Childhood Traumatic Grief; Brief information on Childhood Traumatic Grief for School Personnel, and a DVD called Students and Trauma. Documents are available in both English and Spanish.
Children and pet loss - The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)
This resource provides information about how children in different developmental stages understand the death of a pet, lists questions children may ask after a pet has passed, and provides guidance on involving children in memorializing their pets.
Courage to remember - National Child Traumatic Stress Network
According to the NCTSN website, this product is a ¿training video for mental health professionals that presents critical core components for providing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to children who suffer from childhood traumatic grief. Includes demonstrations of each treatment component through role-plays conducted by children.¿ There is also a companion guide that presents a more in-depth description of the treatment components (both individual and group interventions) for children and caregivers who have been impacted by traumatic grief. The video is available in both English and Spanish.