Pressley Ridge integrates a trauma-informed perspective into all of our services, which provides the foundation for a basic understanding of the psychological, neurological, biological and social impact that trauma and violence has on individuals. This mindset leads our staff to ask “What happened to the child?” rather than “What’s wrong with the child?”.
Children and adults who have experienced trauma need a great deal of support and understanding, especially during an unprecedented time such as this. Social-distancing, uncertainty and interrupted routines can be especially difficult for those affected by trauma. Here are a few resources that may help parents and caregivers provide the support these youth need now.
- Trauma-Informed Parenting During Our “Staycation”: Tips for keeping our families rooted in safety and growing in connection during the COVID-19 Quarantine from Attachment & Trauma Network Inc.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- 15 Ways We Can Help Kids Who Are Worried About Coronavirus
- Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do – National Institute of Mental Health
- How to Care for Your Kids’ Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- From The ChildMind Institute:
For additional support, Pressley Ridge families can contact staff. If you or your child could benefit from any of the programs or services offered by Pressley Ridge, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.