Disasters and other traumatic events can impact the well being of infants and children. Children rely on adults for safety and security, they will need opportunities to express how they feel and reassurance. The Emerging Minds: National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health’s Community Trauma Toolkit is a suite of resources to help workers, parents and carers to support children before, during and after a disaster or traumatic event.
The Toolkit is tailored to six key audiences: health and social service practitioners, general practitioners, first responders, community leaders, educators, and parents and caregivers. The resources can then be filtered by the disaster or traumatic event timelines. It contains a variety of information and tools including videos, podcasts, training workshops, infographics and downloadable factsheets. Read more.