A CHOC pediatric psychologist offers insight into behaviors and reactions parents might expect from their children – as well as themselves – and strategies to help.
A CHOC pediatric psychologist offers advice to parents on when, and how, to talk to children and adolescents about tragedies.
By Dr. Ava Casados, psychology postdoctoral fellow at CHOC and Dr. Sheila Modir, pediatric psychologist at CHOC As we grapple with recent events, we are all likely experiencing a range of feelings. Regardless of our background, we are processing a lot of information. While we as adults are finding it challenging to know what to […]
It’s difficult for adults to make sense of a tragedy or unexpected death, so consider how difficult it can be for children to do the same. Even events that occur far away – or the unexpected death of a celebrity – can trigger a stress response in children. Here are some ways parents can help. […]
A CHOC expert in clinical psychology offers tips for parents, including the five E’s of helping a child navigate a traumatic event.
Chances are you have taught your children what to do in emergencies, such as fires and earthquakes. But what about an active shooter scenario? According to Deputy Mike Perez, SWAT Team Leader in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, parents should teach their children, particularly older kids who may not always be supervised, what to do […]
It’s hard for grownups to make sense of a tragedy, so consider how difficult it must be for children. Depending on their age and media exposure, children may know more than grownups think. And even if unaware, children still might sense tension and anxiety from adults around them. Mental Health America has offered these ways […]