The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Domestic Violence Committee has recently developed a resource about child trauma for those working with children and families who have experienced domestic or interpersonal violence. The new series of factsheets Children and Domestic Violence is created for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. The set of 10 fact sheets get to the heart of the experiences and needs of these children and families, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery. The materials were developed by drawing on the experiences of domestic violence survivors, research findings, and reports from domestic violence program advocates and mental health professionals.
- How Does Domestic Violence Affect Children?
- Celebrating Your Child's Strengths
- Before You Talk to Your Children: How Your Feelings Matter
- Listening and Talking to Your Children About Domestic Violence
- The Importance of Playing with Your Children
- Keeping Your Children Safe and Responding to Their Fears
- Managing Challenging Behavior of Children Living with Domestic Violence
- Where to Turn if You Are Worried About Your Children
- Helping You Child Navigate a Relationship with the Abusive Parent
- A Parent's Self-Care and Self-Reflection
NCTSN has many other FREE materials related to domestic violence, identifying child trauma, and assisting children and families on their website.