If your child or teen has had an accident or other trauma you are probably wondering how you can help them recover. This website aims to provide parents and caregivers with help, advice and reassurance after their child has experienced a frightening or traumatic event.
It will help you:
Our advice draws on research findings showing the best ways to help children and young people who have had a trauma. We have also talked to clinicians and researchers experienced in helping children—and their families—recover.
We hope you find it helpful.
Millions of children and teens experience traumatic or upsetting events each year. Luckily most fully recover—physically and mentally.Read more
There is no one way to help your child or teen cope following a trauma. Here you will find some steps you can take based on what research says works.Read more
Just as children cope in different ways following a trauma, so do parents. Some distress is perfectly normal at first. But, even if you are extremely upset, over time you will usually begin to feel better.Read more