Trauma is complex. Helping doesn't have to be.

Helping Children Cope With Traumatic Events

Traumatic events can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, has merely seen the event on television, or has heard it discussed by peers or adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.

The aim of this free e-book, which is currently available in seven languages, is to help parents, family members, teachers, clergy, and volunteers learn how to recognize stress reactions, listen, and support children after acts of violence.