Resources for Parents
We know that having a child who is showing symptoms of trauma — unusual behavior, worrying, fear of being alone, etc. — can be difficult.
That is why we have put together this resource for parents. It is a place for parents to learn how to help their children, and how they can apply treatment to their child’s life.
When You Need More Than Resources
When you need help beyond just resources, please call us. We can help you find the help you need for your child.
Articles and Research
Here we have compiled several of our articles and research to help you. We have articles available in English, Spanish and Arabic to accommodate families around the world.
Grief vs. Trauma
Trauma Reactions are DIFFERENT from Grief Reactions. Trauma Reactions OVERPOWER Grief Reactions
Here we have activities for you to do at home with your child in order to help them move past their trauma and become emotionally healthy. These activities are available in English, Spanish and Arabic.
We have a number of books available for purchase that are designed to help you and your family work through trauma using a strength-based approach. These books are fun for kids, and help them move past their trauma.
We have also compiled a list of other sites, articles and more that provide beneficial information about trauma and children.
- Answering Tough Questions
- Children and Fear of War and Terrorism - Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Helping Children Deal with Tragic Events in Unsettling Times: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Children with Incarcerated Parents
*from the Child Welfare League of America Website
Help for Parents
- Positive Parenting
- General Parenting Articles
- Zero to Three
Life Challenges (In Arabic)
Life Challenges has over 600 pages of articles, self help tools and inspirational
stories that help you face and transcend adversity, trauma, change, crisis,
recovery and turning points in your life.
A Mother's Grief
A place for grieving mothers to come together and talk about the loss
of their baby. This site offers various means of support. A Chat
Room, Message Board, Memorial Wall, Poems & Quotes, Keepsake Store,
Our Story page and much more.
- Gift From Within
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer
from, and who are at-risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized
Zero to Three
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
- Babies/Toddlers 0-2
- Preschool 2-5
- School Age 5-11
- Calm Clinic
- Freedom From Fear
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
- Virtually Better - virtual reality therapy
Center for Collaborative Problem Solving
Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Stuart Albon
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
- Link to support groups and clinicians by state
- Doctors who advocate for children with explosive behavior
Parents and Teachers
of Explosive Kids Message Boards
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
This is a crisis hotline that can provide local referrals and information.
Their web site address is www.ndvh.org
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE
Their web site address is www.rainn.org
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Their web site address is http://www.ncadv.org/
The telephone numbers of local shelters and crisis hotlines often can be found in the white pages of your local telephone book, along with other important service numbers.