Video Resources for Caregivers
Check out our video series for caregivers of children who have experienced a traumatic event. These videos were made possible by Fayette County Public Schools and Pulaski County Schools as part of the SAMHSA AWARE Grant #5H79SM061908-02.
Why Experiences Matter: Trauma 101 for Caregivers
This video can help caregivers understand the effects that traumatic stress can have on children, the different types of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, common symptoms of traumatic stress, and trauma reminders. There are also tips for responding to your child’s reactions to traumatic stress as well as recommendations for treatment.
When to Seek Help if Your Child Has Experienced a Traumatic Event
This video can help caregivers understand common reactions to traumatic stress and what kinds of traumatic stress reactions may require intervention from a qualified mental health professional. There are also tips for selecting appropriate mental health professionals as well where you could go for help.
Get Connected: Enhancing Resiliency Through School Connectedness
This video can help caregivers to understand the importance of connections in enhancing resiliency in children who have experienced traumatic stress. This video can also help caregivers understand how school connectedness can be a strong protective factor for their child. There are also many tips for you to “Get Connected!" with your child’s school.