Trauma & young people: A guide for parents, carers and professionals

This guide has been developed to help parents, carers and professionals supporting children and young people affected by traumatic events or experiences.

This guide aims to provide:

  • A brief overview of some of the signs and symptoms children and young people experiencing trauma may face.
  • Some practical tips and advice to help you talk to children and young people about their feelings and concerns.
  • Information and resources you can use with children and young people to help them express their feelings.
  • Additional resources developed by  the Children’s Society to help promote young people’s well-being.
  • Further information and signposting if you, or the young person you are supporting, need additional support.
  • Highlighted text throughout the document are links to useful resources and further information.

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