Section 5 - Trauma Informed Care

How can I (caregiver) help?

  • When a child is angry or out of control, help them calm down. Try to listen and support their emotions, take a walk or do a quiet activity together.
  • Adult closeness may help the child to calm down. If they are upset and not thinking clearly, then nothing will change until they are calm again.
  • The best way to change behavior is by staying calm and:
    • making strong relationships
    • talking and listening with each other
    • helping the child or youth to feel better about themselves
    • modeling and teaching ways to work with their emotions