Helping Kids To Cope With PTSD

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston Children’s Hospital has extensive information on PTSD in children. There is an overview, sections on Symptoms & Causes, Testing & Diagnosis, Treatments, Research & Clinical Trials, and Programs & Services available at Boston Children’s.

Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services and Intervention (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)

The site includes a video about child trauma (Viewer discretion is advised.), symptoms to look for, guidance on how to talk to the child, how to support the child after an event, self care, and additional resources.

KidsHealth

This website explains what PTSD is, what causes it, the signs and symptoms, who gets PTSD, how PTSD is treated, and how to help a child.

Psycom

Includes a general description, and sections on Art Therapy and Trauma, How to Handle Second-hand Trauma with Kids, PTSD Test, PTSD Symptoms in Women, InfoWars & Fake News, and EMDR Therapy for Anxiety, Panic, PTSD and Trauma.

Stanford Children’s Health

General information about PTSD is followed by sections on how to help a child live with PTSD, when the child’s health provider should be called, and tips on how to get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

This government website covers Types of Traumatic Events, Signs of Child Traumatic Stress, Impact of Child Traumatic Stress, What Families and Caregivers Can do to Help, Treatment for Child Traumatic Stress, and More Ways to Find Help.