Provider Resources to Help Children and Youth Cope with Collective Grief
Fidelis Care recognizes the challenges that our providers face on a daily basis to address the mental health concerns of our young members. In response to recent events and the ever-increasing needs, Fidelis Care would like to share several valuable resources from the Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC) that may be helpful to our providers.
Please see the following message and resource links from CTAC:
In the aftermath of recent mass shootings In Buffalo and Texas, children and youth may demonstrate acute stress or collective grief. We cannot assume that children and youth are either unaffected or unaware of these events, especially given the mass media coverage. Clinicians should be prepared to intervene either directly with the children or youth whom they serve or by helping parents to have supportive discussions about these tragic and stressful events with their children. CTAC has prepared this useful resource to promote the keys to having supportive and constructive discussions of these stressful and potentially traumatizing events.
Please click below for access to our tip sheet:
Tips for Providers: Helping Children and Youth Cope with Collective Grief
For additional resources for providers and families, see here:
Helping Children Cope with Terrorism
Helping Children Cope with Terrorism Resources and Publication
Helping School-Age Children With Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
Talking to Children About the Shooting