War on Ukraine: Resources to Support Children & Adolescents

March 3, 2022

Children and adolescents may need support managing anxiety, fear and feelings of uncertainty as the crisis in Ukraine escalates. Here we've compiled a list of resources to assist caregivers, educators and school mental health professionals in supporting children and adolescents during this unprecedented time.

MHTTC Resources

How to Talk to Students about Trauma and Violence

Implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) During a Crisis

Putting It Together: Disaster Behavioral Health - Health Support Team to Poland for Ukraine Refugee Crisis | Podcast

Putting It Together: Safe, Sane, and Stable in Turbulent Times

Resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Talking to Children about War

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

Psychological First Aid:

Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers

Understanding Refugee Trauma:

Coping in Hard Times:

Helping Children with Traumatic Grief:

Understanding Child Trauma and Resilience: For Military Parents and Caregivers

Resources from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Strengthening Military Families to Support Children’s Well-Being 

Helping Children Cope During Deployment

War in Ukraine Mental Health Resources

Additional Resources

A Conversation to Remember: How to Talk to Kids About Tough Topics

How to Talk With Students About the Russia-Ukraine War: 5 Tips

Resources For Educators and Families To Discuss The Events In Ukraine With Students

How to Talk to Kids About the Ukraine Invasion

Health Support Team: Disaster Behavioral Health Training and Response

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

  • Call or text 1-800-985-5990 to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365


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