Part 4 of the “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” series starts looking at ways you can help your child recover from trauma and feel safe.
During this class, you will look at the difference between physical and psychological safety, and how a child who has experienced trauma will have a different definition than you do. You will look at ways you can support a child’s sense of safety, and get tools for how to make that happen, which includes a “safety message.” You will walk through elements of a safety message and discuss how deliver one effectively.
You will spend time talking about ways that children may be reminded of trauma, such as certain environments, or emotional reactions to situations that may be unexpected. You will learn some basic steps to help the child feel safe that build on the trauma-informed lens, as well as how you can help them cope.
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
This project was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.
*Permission for use and webinar adaptation of Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Workshop for Resource Parents provided in August 2020. Adapted for webinar use from Grillo, C. A., Lott, D.A., Foster Care Subcommittee of the Child Welfare Committee, National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (2010). Caring for children who have experienced trauma: A workshop for resource parents. Los Angeles, CA & Durham, NC: National Center for Child Traumatic Stress. www.NCTSN.org. NCTSN is a unique, collaborative network that brings together leading experts in child trauma, frontline providers, and families to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.
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