Traumatic Grief

Coping with the death of an important person in one's life is especially difficult for children. If the person died under traumatic circumstances or if the death was particularly traumatic to the child, that child may have a traumatic grief reaction.

What is the typical grieving process? How is childhood traumatic grief different from the grief a child would ordinarily experience? What can caregivers and professionals who work with children do to respond to it?

The information and resources provided here help address these questions.
Learn more about traumatic grief in the NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma . The Child Traumatic Grief Speaker Series features experts from the Network. Free CEs are available. 


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