Helping Kids 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 Center offers a video about child trauma (viewer discretion is advised), and symptoms to look for in children.

Child Mind Institute

This article offers suggestions for helping children recover from trauma in a healthy way.


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


Includes a general description, and sections on art therapy and trauma, how to handle second-hand trauma with kids, PTSD test, and PTSD symptoms in women.

Stanford Children’s Health

Stanford Children’s Health gives general information about PTSD. It also provides suggestions on how to help a child live with PTSD, and when the child’s health provider should be called. The site additionally offers 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, and signs of child traumatic stress. The website also explains the impact of child traumatic stress, and what caregivers can do to help.