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

The mission of the Center and the Academy has always been to assist professionals and victims in addressing the emergent psychological needs of victims before, during and in the aftermath of a crisis situation. The Academy's Professional Directory is available to find individuals to assist in meeting the needs of those affected by this incident by going to: