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After the Emergency is Over: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Youth

This fact sheet defines post-traumatic stress disorder, lists common symptoms, and provides adults with tips on how to help children and youth who have suffered a traumatic event, in addition to notin... Details >

Emergency Medical Services for Children  External Link

Answers in the Aftermath

As a survivor of violent crime, you may face a wide range of emotional and physical struggles, along with some difficult questions that often surface: Why did this happen to me? How will I ever heal f... Details >

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center, Center for Mental Health Services

Effects of Traumatic Stress in a Disaster Situation

This fact sheet provides information about the effects of traumatic stress in a disaster situation, including posttraumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, bereavement, and other common trauma... Details >

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Facts About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This 3-page fact sheet covers the prevalences, causes, and treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.... Details >

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Helping a Child Manage Fears After a Traumatic Event  External Link

Traumatic events can have profound effects not only on those who have been injured, but also on loved ones, survivors, and witnesses. Large-scale tragedies such as bombing incidents and school shootin... Details >

Sidran Institute  External Link

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Violence and Disasters

This booklet describes the impact of violence and disasters on children and adolescents, with suggestions for minimizing long-term emotional harm. ... Details >

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health

Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers  External Link

Traumatic experiences can have a devastating impact on the child, altering their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development. In turn, the impact on the child has profound implications for ... Details >

ChildTrauma Academy  External Link

Phases of Traumatic Stress Reactions in a Disaster

This fact sheet describes the immediate impact, immediate post-disaster, and recovery phases of reactions to disasters.... Details >

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder   External Link

Criminal victimization can cause both short-term and long-term stress reactions. When a person survives a crisis such as a violent crime, there may be residual trauma and stress reactions. Many people... Details >

National Center for Victims of Crime  External Link

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This page from MEDLINEplus links to news and general and specific information about post-traumatic stress disorder.... Details >

National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health