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
It can difficult to return back to 'normal' after a frightening experience. You may find that your child has new fears or is finding things they used to do quite difficult. The good news is that you can support your child in gradually facing their fears and re-building routines.Read more
It can be difficult to know how to talk to your child about what happened or what they may be feeling. Here, you will find some advice on how to let your child know they can speak to you, and how to have these conversations.Read more