Resources for Coping with Tragedy

“The very worst part of grief is that you can't control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can.” —Grey’s Anatomy.

Below are resources to help children and families cope with traumatic events in the family, community, and world.

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Online Resources:

Guide to Helping Children Cope from the Child Mind Institute

Coping Tips for Traumatic Events and Disasters from SAMHSA

Resources for Parents and Caregivers from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Traumatic Experiences resources for small children from Sesame Street

Critical Incident Stress Information Sheet from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation with signs and symptoms of stress (which may last a few days, weeks or months).


Further Reading from PSP:

Member-reviewed Grief Counselors

Articles on Dealing with Death