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Trauma Resources

The resources below have been gathered from multiple organizations for the benefit of the public. Content does not belong to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services or the State of Tennessee unless explicitly stated. All links direct to their original source.

Community Trauma Resources & Tools (from the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody)

October 2, 2017
Dear child serving community,

We are heavy hearted this morning in response to the shooting that took place last night. In light of recent events and ongoing violence in our Nation and the world we wanted to reach out with some tools for how to talk with children about this most recent act of violence as well as many others. Below are some resources to help us navigate this topic that so often leaves us speechless.


Resources for talking with youth about the shooting:
Psychological Impact of the Shooting
Media Coverage Tips for Parents

Tips for Pre-school Age Children
Tips for School Age Children
Tips for Teens

Helping Children Heal
Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events