Helping Children and Teens with War-Related Stress (and Other Traumatic Events)

Children caught in a war zone may experience or witness horrible events, including death, injury, bombing, food insecurity, violence, urgent relocation, and separation from family, friends, and loved ones.


These frightening events can cause a range of responses. Some are normal and expected, especially right after an upsetting event. If these responses continue beyond a month, it may be a sign of a child needing more help.


Download this resource to learn about the signs of traumatic stress and anxiety in children and strategies to help children exposed to war or other traumatic events.