What Do You Worry About?

Directions: Ask the child, “What do you worry most about yourself?” “What do you worry most about your parents?” “What do you worry most about your neighborhood?” Have the child draw pictures of each on the paper.

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Recommended Book List

Books for Children about Grief, Loss, and Trauma When Dinosaurs Die, L. Brown & M. Brown Brave Bart, C. SheppardTear Soup, P. SchwiebertWhat is Death?, E. Boritzer

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Why Schools Need to Be Trauma Informed

Do educators and schools have an informed role to play in the lives of students struggling with unprocessed traumatic memories other

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When Cognitive Interventions Fail with Children of Trauma: Memory, Learning, and Trauma Intervention

Changes in society, employment, the media, and family have contributed to traumatic stress and changes in early childhood experiences resulting in altered brain development (Siegel, 2007; Solomon & Siegel, 2004; Schore, 2001).

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Trauma Informed Care

Dr. Steele founded the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in ChildrenTM (TLC) in 1990 long before children were included in the diagnostic category of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Trauma's Impact on Learning

Research documenting the effects of trauma on learning and behavior has become increasingly available and consistent in its descriptions of the cognitive and behavioral alterations following exposure to trauma.

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Trauma Debriefing: Structuring Larger Groups

At times, traumatic incidents occur that involve a large number of people who could benefit from debriefing in small groups of eight to ten participants, but situations only allow for meeting in larger numbers of twenty to thirty plus participants

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Stress Reactions

Typical Stress Reactions and How to Help Download fact sheet (PDF)

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