Resources for Responding to Trauma

After a tragic event, you may find yourself struggling with how to talk to your child about their feelings and fears. The resources on this page help parents, educators and other caring adults gain a deeper understanding of what trauma is and how to recognize the signs in children and youth. Get age-appropriate tips for talking to your child about their concerns and guidance on how you can provide comfort and reassurance and restore their sense of safety.

Voices of Compassion Podcast

Talking With Kids About Violence


Nine Tips for Talking With Kids About Trauma

Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During Crises

Help Your Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Coping With Traumatic Events

War, Crisis, Tragedy: How to Talk With Kids When the News is Scary

Resources with Downloadable Tip Sheets or Handouts

How Parents Can Help Children Cope With Trauma [downloadable]

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

Helping Youth Cope After a School Shooting [downloadable]


When the World Feels Like a Scary Place

Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Learning About Events in the News

CHC is here to support families and children who have been impacted by trauma.  If you have concerns about your child or teen, CHC Care Coordinators can arrange a free 30-minute consultation so you can explore options with an expert. We invite you to call or email us at 650.688.3625 or to set up an initial Parent Consultation appointment. CHC teletherapy services are available now.

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