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Help Kids Cope App
This app, developed by UCLA, helps parents talk to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced. It includes 10 different types of disasters, each with sections on how to explain, prepare, respond and heal. The information includes ways to talk to pre-school and school-age children, as well as adolescents. It also includes ways parents can help themselves cope and support their children's reactions.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides wide-ranging information on trauma, including research-based techniques to treat trauma through therapy and ways adults can help children who experience trauma
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Trauma and Violence
Links to trauma resources from SAMHSA
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Report on one of the largest studies to compare the connection between childhood mistreatment and health and well-being later in life
Calculating Your ACE Score
Find out how many adverse childhood experiences you had and how that number can relate to your health later in life
National Center for PTSD
Information for veterans, the general public, family and friends about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Provides information designed to help prepare children and teens to thrive through both good and challenging times.
"Children See. Children Do"
Australian public service announcement
Child Trauma Academy
Houston-based non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education
Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Information about the way a child's brain develops and the ways that development can be harmed
Recognizing and Addressing Trauma in Infants, Young Children and Their Families
Tutorial for Early Head Start and Head Start programs developed by Kathy Seitzinger Hepburn for the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
National Institute of Mental Health: Coping with Traumatic Events
Publications and resources on trauma
ACT Against Violence
Provides information on building safe and strong families
What is Childhood Traumatic Grief?
Childhood traumatic grief materials from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Early Childhood Trauma Materials
Presented by SAMHSA
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families
Up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers and families
American Red Cross information on ways to support those who have been through a disaster
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
Addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure, including combat, terrorism, natural and human-made disasters, and public health threats.
National Library of Medicine: Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events
More links to web sites and publications
There are many stories of hope about individuals who experienced trauma as children and achieved success as adults. Here are a few.
Shelby Lynn and Allison Moorer: Musical Sisters
National Public Radio (NPR) segment on two sisters who succeeded as acclaimed singers after their father killed their mother and then himself
From a Violent Childhood to the MLB: Joe Torre on Need to Reduce Children's Exposure to Violence
Major League Baseball manager discusses his experiences with violence and abuse as a child
Tyler Perry's Traumatic Childhood
Movie and television producer Tyler Perry shares his personal story of the severe physical and sexual abuse he experienced as a child
Stephen Colbert Opens Up About the Deaths of His Dad, Brothers in 1974 Plane Crash
Television comic Stephen Colbert says it took a decade to fully comprehend the loss