Resources for Trauma and Traumatic Stress
From Psychological First Aid, parent handout
Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents after Disasters
(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:
(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
(helpful guide to speaking with and supporting your teen- and yourself as parent- after trauma).
Age related Reactions to Traumatic Events
(Includes sections on signs and symptoms in adolescents).
- 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
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.