Children and families often feel the lasting impact of a bushfire in the days, weeks, months and years that follow. Children and families need extra support and understanding to get through this tough time. The Trauma and Grief Network: Supporting Families website provides parents, carers and the community with information and resources to support children.

25 May 2022

Talking to children about school shootings

How do we help our children understand the inexplicable? With honesty, matched to the child’s age, stage and personality and with a message of hope and ideas of what can be done to help.

9 Mar 2022

Working with those affected by disaster: advice for Psychologists

With bushfires, floods, droughts, storms and pandemic, we have had to draw upon deep reserves to navigate tough times.

New resources

News & reports

The Children’s Rights Report 2019 — In Their Own Right tells the story of how well children’s rights are protected and promoted across Australia.
A response to previous reports about familty and domestic violence in the ACT and gaps in the system.
Delivery systems other than in-office therapist-led treatments are needed to address treatment barriers such as accessibility, efficiency, costs, and parents wanting an active role in helping their child.

For families and carers

Trauma & Grief Network

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