Crisis Resources in Different Languages

After the Trauma:  Helping My Child Cope  UCLA Center of Mental Health in Schools

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events    Tips for parents in talking with their children by various age groups in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese.    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event.    Free, multilingual downloads of Child Mind Institute resources to help communities in the wake of tragic events.  The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention. Our children can be more sensitive to challenges around them because of their life experience and they need our support.  We hope these resources will be of assistance in a trying time, and that you will share them with anyone you think might benefit.  Information is translated into numerous languages.  Check it out.

How to Deal with Grief  Explains how to deal with grief as a normal response to loss or death. Describes how grief feels, how long it lasts, the four-step grieving process, and how grief differs from depression. Lists resources for more information.   (SAMHSA)

  • How to Deal with Grief    (Panjabi)     Punjabi version of KEN01-0104, prompted by a violent incident at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in August 2012. Explains how to deal with grief as a normal response to loss or death. Describes how grief feels, how long it lasts, the four-step grieving process, and how grief differs from depression. Lists resources for more information.  (SAMHSA)

Parent Information:  Protecting Your Child From Suicide  (English)   Trauma & Crisis Project from Brigham Young University

Talking to Children About Violence   National Association of School Psychologists

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event – Managing Your Stress    Gives stress prevention and management tips for dealing with the effects of trauma, mass violence, or terrorism. Lists tips to relieve stress, describes how to know when to seek professional help, and provides accompanying resources.

  • Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event – Managing Your Stress (Punjabi)   Punjabi version of NMH05-0209R, prompted by a violent incident at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in August 2012.Gives stress prevention and management tips for dealing with the effects of trauma, mass violence, or terrorism. Lists tips to relieve stress, describes how to know when to seek professional help, and provides accompanying resources.

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event     Helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service.  Administration (SAMHSA)

Tips for Talking with (Infants & Toddlers; Pre-school Children; School Age Children; Adolescents) After Disasters   SAMHSA documents available by age and in Spanish, Chinese & Japanese  from  the Department of Education’s Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools


Responding to Natural Disasters

Help Your Child After a Natural Disaster  (English)   Trauma & Crisis Project from Brigham Young University (Drafts)

Helping Your Child After a Natural Disaster


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