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Resources for Trauma and Traumatic Stress

Resources for Trauma and Traumatic Stress

From Psychological First Aid, parent handout Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents after Disasters https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//pfa_parent_tips_for_helping_adolescents_after_disasters.pdf (while addressed to "after disasters" these are appropriate tips to support a teen after any type of trauma).

From Child Mind Institute   Helping Children After a Traumatic Event: https://childmind.org/guide/helping-children-cope-after-a-traumatic-event/#block_bbede789-dc0c-46b6-9489-6be91bfca5f6 (includes sections on signs and symptoms of trauma, healthy ways to help students cope, and a specific section on trauma symptoms in adolescents).  

From NCTSN, National Child Traumatic Stress Network Talking to Teens When Violence Happens  https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/talking-to-teens- when-violance-happen-nctsn-partner-in.pdf (helpful guide to speaking with and supporting your teen- and yourself as parent- after trauma).   Age related Reactions to Traumatic Events  https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources//age_related_reactions_to_traumatic_events.pdf   (Includes sections on signs and symptoms in adolescents).  

Performcare- 24 hour hotline for youth in crisis in NJ. (877) 652-7624. (This can activate Children's Mobile Response to be at your home within an hour, or within the day at your convenience, and connect to ongoing free therapy in your home for 8 weeks).  

Heather Brown-Huston, MS, LPC Clinical Program Manager, Care Plus NJ  Care Plus NJ School Based Programs at Tenafly Public Schools 201-816-6626 heatherb@careplusnj.org hhuston@tenafly.k12.nj.us   In case of emergency call 9-1-1 or proceed to nearest ER. Performcare is available 24 hours for NJ youth in crisis 877-652-7624.