Helping my Children after Trauma: A Guide for Parents
For children, trauma events include injury, physical or sexual abuse, medical procedures, natural disasters, and the unexpected death of a parent. Up to a third of young children who experience trauma will develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Other problems that can affect children after trauma include anxiety and the development of new fears, depression, disobedience or a return of ‘babyish’ behaviour.
This booklet provides information for parents about how they can help their child after a traumatic incident. It covers common problems, PTSD, treatment options, how to get help for your child and where to get more information.
- Author: Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
- Year: 2013
- Access via: Web
- Organisation: Australian Centre for Post traumatic Mental Health
- Country: Australia
- Website: Guide for parents