Asking for Help
Hotlines for families in crisis
Just as it’s brave for a child to ask for help, reaching out for care and support can strengthen a family. These resources offer lifesaving help and hope, and can begin the healing process. Most are staffed 24/7 and all are confidential.
Creating Feelings of Strength and Confidence
A focused movement activity that builds confidence and a sense of groundedness.
Abby's Broken Wand
A storybook featuring strategies to help children cope with big feelings.
Learning How to Count, Breathe, Relax
Small things can set kids off, but you can teach them a self-soothing breathing exercise to use on their own.
Slow Down & Settle Down
Parents and children can share ways they calm and soothe themselves. This video provides more self-care ideas.
In order for healing to begin, it’s critical that kids feel protected and safe.
It’s Not Easy Being Green
A song about being ourselves.
Helping Children Make Meaning After Trauma with Chandra Ghosh Ippen
Learn how young children experience trauma and what can help with Sesame Workshop’s Tara Wright, and clinical psychologist and author Chandra Ghosh Ippen.