Everyone will process grief and trauma in different ways, and it’s important that following a traumatic event that you talk to your children to see how they’re coping.
Some of us can find this challenging, as it can be difficult to know the right thing to say and the best way to support them.
Here are some practical resources to help you in talking to your children following a traumatic event.
- Helping children affected tragic events (PDF, 88.5KB)
- Traumatic events: support for children | Raising Children Network
- How to cope with traumatic news | ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Support for your own mental health
Don’t forget to take care of your own mental health at the same time. Here are some resources you might find helpful.