Supporting children after trauma

Emergencies and disasters are extremely stressful, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed. The mental health and wellbeing of the whole community, including young people, children, and even infants, can be affected. The following information provides a starting point for you to help children and young people in your life navigate the mental health and wellbeing impacts of the recent storm. 

 

 

 

Based on these sources plus some additions

  • www.raisingchildren.net.au/preschoolers/connecting-communicating/coping-with-trauma/trauma-sup-port-for-children
  • www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/trauma-and-children-tips-for-parents#children-react-differ-ently-to-trauma
  • www.phoenixaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Phoenix-Parents-Guide.pdf (phoenixaustralia.org)

Other helpful resources:

  • 19060-RED-Crisis-Children-Booklet-D11-176x250-Web.pdf.aspx (redcross.org.au)
  • 19060-RED-Crisis-Children-Booklet-D11-176x250-Web.pdf.aspx (redcross.org.au)