Caring for Kids: What Parents Need to Know About Child Sexual Abuse
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides parents and caregivers with tools to help them support children who have been victims of sexual abuse, information on the importance of talking to children and youth about body safety, and guidance on how to respond when children disclose sexual abuse.
Childhood Traumatic Grief Resources for Parents and Caregivers
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Provides information for parents and caregivers on their role in helping children learn healthy ways to manage their feelings, specifically as it relates to grief and loss.
Complex Trauma: Facts for Caregivers
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2014)
Provides resources to caregivers on supporting their child with complex trauma.
Factsheets for Families
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Parenting After Trauma: Understanding Your Child’s Needs
Explains common behaviors and disorders exhibited by children who have experienced trauma. This resource provides tips for parents and caregivers to equip them in their response to these behaviors.
Parents and Caregivers
Center for Child Trauma Assessment Services and Interventions (2018)
Provides guidance to parents and caregivers on how to speak with children and youth about their experiences as well as five key behaviors that parents and caregivers can adopt to create a supportive environment.
Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc. (2017)
Explains how providing highly structured and highly nurturing parenting can help to alleviate trauma-related symptoms.
Discusses treatment modalities for children who have experienced trauma and connects to additional resources on the topic.