Children and young people who have previous experiences of trauma may respond to coronavirus and the accompanying lockdown in distinct ways. This short video explains how adaptations to past experiences may make them more vulnerable to changes in the family, the community and society.
Coronavirus and Trauma: Implications for Children and Young People
Some children and young people will have potentially traumatic experiences related to the coronavirus pandemic. This may be related to coronavirus or they may be particularly affected because of previous experiences of trauma. While many will recover with support from family and friends, others will need clinical intervention. These videos and guides contain practical, evidence-based advice to help parents, carers and other key adults to support children and young people’s during the pandemic.
For those interested in research, check out our Covid-19 Research Round Up edition.
For more mental health and wellbeing support in relation to Coronavirus, check out the Anna Freud Centre Coronavirus support pages.
Coronavirus: Signs & Symptoms of Trauma in Children and Young People
How do we know when we should be concerned about a child or young person’s response to the pandemic? This brief video and guide explain the symptoms of trauma and how parents, carers and other adults in a child’s life can identify who may need additional help.