Talking to Children about Trauma

A Guide for Parents and Teachers


Below are links to practical documents from A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools: Sixth Edition and Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, both publications of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Practical Suggestions for Assisting Children in the Aftermath of a Tragedy

Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response

Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response

How Do People Respond During Traumatic Exposure?

Helpful Information During and After a Traumatic Event