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Mental Health and Traumatic Event Resources for Young Children

Mental Health and Traumatic Event Resources for Young Children

Local Resources

 
The Village is designed as a shared space for referring mothers and families with young children to local programs and services.
 
Cloverleaf Continuing Education - https://cloverleafce.com/
Cloverleaf offers “affordable and engaging training opportunities” surrounding infant and child mental health, play therapy, reflective practice, and integrative mental health practices.
 
 
NVCSS Mental Health Services and Wellness - https://nvcss.org/portfolio-items/mental-health-services-wellness/ Northern Valley Catholic Social Services offers various mental health services in Butte County, including counseling, the Iversen Wellness & Recovery Center, Juvenile Hall groups, and a talk line.
 
Virtual Wellness Center- https://www.sdcoe.net/students/health-well-being/virtual-wellness-center This virtual Wellness Center is brought to you to support the well-being of staff, students, and parents as well as connect them to calming activities and tools to promote health and wellness. This is a safe space to access support, take a break, rest, and refocus.
 
 

Articles

 
Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
 
Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News
 
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-safety-and-crisis/school-violence-resources/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers  This article provides tips on how parents and educators can talk to children about violence.
 
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event https://childmind.org/guide/helping-children-cope-after-a-traumatic-event/ This guide provides tips to help children cope after a traumatic event, from 0-2 to young adult.
 
Supporting Young Children After Crisis Events https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/jul2020/supporting-young-children-after-crisis-events This article provides several resources on supporting young children after a crisis event, from what to expect from children, strategies for educators, PTSD for children, secondary stress, bereavement and how to have difficult conversations.
 
How to Talk With Kids About Violent Attacks In The News
NPR's David Greene talks with Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement about how to talk to children about mass shootings and trauma.
 

Strategies and Activities

Looking for ways to embed social emotional skill building activities into everyday routines? These easy-to-use guides were created especially for teachers/caregivers and parents to do just that.
 
When parents or children are experiencing big emotions, it helps to have tools to calm down. These mindfulness exercises will help parents and children experience a sense of calm connection. https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3406-mindfulness-practices-for-families