Las reacciones de los niños y jóvenes a un tiroteo están fuertemente influenciadas por cómo responden al evento los padres, familiares, maestros y otros cuidadores. A menudo los niños y jóvenes acuden a estos adultos para obtener información, consuelo y ayuda. Existen muchas reacciones que son comunes después de un evento de violencia masiva. Generalmente estas disminuyen con el tiempo, pero saber acerca de estas reacciones puede ayudarle a brindar apoyo, tanto a usted mismo como a sus hijos.
Children’s and teen’s reactions to the shooting are strongly influenced by how parents, relatives, teachers, and other caregivers respond to the event. They often turn to these adults for information, comfort, and help. There are many reactions that are common after mass violence. These generally diminish with time, but knowing about them can help you to be supportive, both of yourself and your children.
Children of all ages grieve after the death of a family member, friend, or other important person. Grieving children can show a range of emotions and reactions. Sometimes they appear sad and talk about missing the person. Other times they play, interact with friends, and do their usual activities. In addition to intense sadness, children may show changes in behavior (e.g., be less interested in usual activities, be irritable, have changes in sleeping or eating), changes in their social interactions (e.g., be more withdrawn), and/or question their faith. When adjusting to the loss, children typically are able to participate in “tasks” considered helpful to the grieving process:
- Understanding the person cannot come back
- Coping with feelings about the person and the death
- Adjusting to changes in life without the person
- Talking about memories and what that person meant to them
- Committing to relationships with new people
- Continuing on a healthy developmental path
This resource offers providers guidance on being culturally- and trauma-informed while assisting displaced Afghan families. This tip sheet provides ways to build connection and trust, help maintain and strengthen family relationships, and align the work with child and family goals while using a strength-based approach. It also includes several practical strategies to keep in mind while assisting displaced Afghan families.
This resource offers information for providers supporting transition age youth with trauma-informed guiding principles to inform their work. This fact sheet describes transition age youth and their unique experiences and six trauma-informed guiding principles to better support youth in their journey and recovery