Parenting, Child Safety Resources

Throughout the United States grandparents are stepping-up to raise their grandchildren and are faced with a new sets of parenting challenges. The grandchildren have typically experienced trauma and most grandparents are not adequately prepared to handle the anger, grief and sadness the children express. Behavioral issues can be a challenge too, as the grandchildren act out because they do not understand why they cannot live with their parents.

The resources below offer supports and links to help grandparents learn about trauma informed parenting, identify potential safety issues in/out of their home as well as caregiver tips and tools.

Ted Talks: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris
How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime


National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Established by Congress in 2000, NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions

National Center for Injury Prevention


CDC SafeChild
Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented. Your guide to Safety and Injury Protection

 

Committee for Children


Committee for Children  We believe education and prevention efforts that begin in early childhood and continue into adulthood achieve the greatest impact. Promotes Social-Educational Skills, Protecting Children from Violence and Abuse, Bullying Prevention

NIH Drug Free Tool
National Institute of Health launches new tool for parents to help keep kids drug-free

 NCTSN: How Early Childhood Trauma is Unique

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HelpGuide: Rewards & Challenges of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.

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 The Truth about ACE’s – Infographic

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