Mental Health

Supporting Recovery After Trauma

Mental health support is a high priority after an emergency. Children and adults who have experienced stress or loss, either at the child care program or at home, may have difficulty coping. By offering a safe place and resources like mental health consultants, child care and Head Start programs can support children, families, and staff coping with fear, anger, and grief and help them resume their lives in a healthy way. Head Start and child care programs can use these tip sheets and resources with families and staff affected by a crisis or tragic event. Use these materials to learn more about common reactions and self-care after trauma.

Responding to Crises

Caring for Yourself During Recovery