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Other TitlesChildren and Trauma
Talking with Your Children About Traumatic Events
DescriptionTip sheets from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Riverside Trauma Center created to help children who have witnessed traumatic violence.
The "Talking to Children about the Shooting" tip sheet was created after the Sandy Hook school shooting and has tips for talking to young children. The following tip topics are discussed: Start the conversation; What does your child already know?; Gently correct inaccurate information; Encourage your child to ask questions, and answer those questions directly; Limit media exposure; Common reactions; Be a positive role model; Be patient; and Extra help.
The "Children and Trauma" tip sheet outlines common responses, signals of grief, and helpful tips for children who have witness violence.
The "Talking with Your Children About Traumatic Events" tip sheet offers tips for talking with children after they have witnessed or heard about traumatic events. The following tip topics are discussed: Listen to your children; Focus on their safety; Pay attention to your reactions; Monitor your child's access to media; Watch for behavior changes; Maintain your routines; Keep the door open; and Consider this a teachable moment.
SponsorsNational Child Traumatic Stress Network
Rights/TermsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Psychic trauma in children
Children's questions and answers
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/19017
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