Topic: trauma

resilience hope Building Resilience in Children and Youth Dealing with Trauma

resilience hopeEven very young children can be affected by traumatic events and have serious problems later in childhood and adulthood. But the great news is that, with help from families, providers, and the community, children and youth can demonstrate resilience when dealing with trauma. Read more ›

sad anxious girl Resources for Explaining Tragedies Like Newtown to Your Children

sad anxious girlThe unthinkable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012 has shaken us all. At Children’s Health Council we know families in our community are trying to quell the anxiety and fear that may be affecting your children in the aftermath of the shootings and similar traumatic events. Read more ›

tsunami 2011 Helping Your Child Deal With Traumatic Events

tsunami 2011The world watched in horror as images of the devastation that occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011, filled our television screens. Buildings crumbled, smoke filled the air and people’s lives were swept away in an instant. As tsunami warnings were issued across the Bay Area and news of danger from radioactivity emerged, fears mounted that our community too could be in danger. Read more ›