“Into every life, some rain must fall.”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1842
It may be the holiday season, but it doesn’t mean that our community is experiencing only joy. The holidays are often very difficult for anyone who has experienced a loss, and an especially difficult time to experience tragedy or trauma.
The following is a culmination of information to help with understanding and managing grief, identifying normal versus extreme reactions to trauma in children, and tips for building resiliency in children.
The Child’s Trauma Experience--taken from nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety and School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model