Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event


Provided by the Child Mind Institute

In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in […]

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event2024-04-24T10:58:43-05:00

Mental Health Resources for Caregivers


Provided by Mental Health America

Caregiving can often have a significant impact on the life of the caregiver in more ways than one. It can make maintaining your physical and mental health more difficult and may put a strain on work and social life. It’s important for caregivers to take care of their […]

Mental Health Resources for Caregivers2024-06-14T04:53:23-05:00

Post-Traumatic Growth


Psychology Today

Post-Traumatic Growth is the positive psychological change that some individuals experience after a life crisis or traumatic event. Post-traumatic growth doesn’t deny deep distress, but rather posits that adversity can unintentionally yield changes in understanding oneself, others, and the world. Post-traumatic growth can, in fact, co-exist with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More […]

Post-Traumatic Growth2024-04-24T10:59:51-05:00

Talking to Children About War


Provided by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The recent tragic events in Israel has impacted many directly who have experienced a personal loss or by witnessing this type of violence trigger memories of other traumatic events or emotions that are difficult to manage. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has created […]

Talking to Children About War2024-06-14T04:09:20-05:00

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation


By Christopher Menschner and Alexandra Maul, Center for Health Care Strategies

Because of the potentially long-lasting negative impact of trauma on physical and mental health, ways to address patients’ history of trauma are drawing the attention of health care policymakers and providers across the country. Patients who have experienced trauma can benefit from […]

Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma-Informed Care Implementation2024-06-14T04:57:14-05:00

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?


By The National Institute of Mental Health

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear is a part of the body’s “fight-or-flight” response, which helps us avoid […]

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?2024-04-24T11:01:05-05:00

InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health


Published by The Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

The science of child development shows that the foundation for sound mental health is built early in life, as early experiences—which include children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—shape the architecture of the developing brain. Disruptions in this developmental process can […]

InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health2024-06-14T02:25:17-05:00

At the Intersection of Autism and Trauma


By Lauren Gravitz

Having autism can sometimes mean enduring a litany of traumatic events, starting from a young age. “We know that about 70 percent of kids with autism will have a comorbid psychiatric disorder,” says Connor Kerns, assistant professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. […]

At the Intersection of Autism and Trauma2024-04-24T11:00:39-05:00

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Autistic People


By Dr Freya Rumball

The risk of PTSD is higher for groups who are more likely to be exposed to traumatic events. Research indicates that autistic people may be more likely to experience traumatic life events, particularly interpersonal traumas such as bullying and physical and sexual abuse. In the general population exposure to […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Autistic People2024-04-24T11:01:42-05:00

Afraid to sleep indoors: Child survivors of deadly quake left traumatized


By  and , CNN

For victims in Syria, the earthquake is another crisis amid a devastating 12-year civil war. Children and families who were recovering from PTSD and ongoing trauma from the scars of war are back in […]

Afraid to sleep indoors: Child survivors of deadly quake left traumatized2024-04-24T11:01:27-05:00
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