We have added a “Dealing with Trauma” section to our resources page (replicated below) with links to PDFs provided via Sunshine Health. This page will be updated as additional resources are made available.
Message to FSFAPA From Sunshine Health VP Neiko Shea
In response to the horrific tragedy that occurred … at Stoneman Douglas High School, Sunshine Health would like to offer our support for your foster and adoptive parents who may have been impacted by this traumatic event.
Attached are some excellent resource tip sheets from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) for caregivers to help children and teens deal with traumatic grief, community violence, and coping with death. Please feel free to share with foster parents and caregivers for any children who may have been impacted by the horrific tragedy in Parkland.
We can also can offer the support of our trauma specialized trainers to provide free training on trauma response, helping children cope with trauma, or other trainings on vicarious and complex trauma/violence. These trainings can be provided at any location and we are flexible on times and dates. Just let us know if you are interested.
Dealing with Trauma
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief (for Caregivers)
- Helping Youth After Community Violence (Tips for Educators) – useful for caregivers, too!
- Helping Children Cope with Death or Tragedy