POINTS FOR PARENTS:
TALKING WITH YOUR KIDS AFTER A TRAUMATIC EVENT
KEEP ROUTINES, AND FOCUS ONE DAY AT A TIME (eating, sleeping, school, work and homework --it’s easy to lose track of the simple things when dealing with trauma. Staying focused on the simple things allows you to maintain a sense of normalcy)
WHEN DOES A PARENT KNOW TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT ?
Kids not eating trouble sleeping isolating themselves change in mood or temperament change in daily activities behavioral issues at school grades
NEXT STEPS AFTER REALIZING YOUR CHILD NEEDS MORE SUPPORT
First, if you feel comfortable, reach out to your student’s school counselor and encourage their support for your child while he/she is at school and they can connect you to resources in our area.
Secondly, if you would like to directly reach out to local area resources, please refer to the list below:
Meridian HealthCare- (330) 797-0070
Alta HealthCare- (330) 793-2487
Thirdly, if your child is experiencing an emergency after school hours and needs support immediately, please contact our local free and confidential hotline by dialing 211.
Finally, local area hospitals are also a good resource for emergency situations.
Akron Children’s Hospital- (330)-746-8100 (Boardman Campus)
Mercy Health- (330)-746-7211 (Boardman Campus)
Other helpful resources include:
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Ohio Crisis Textline: Text 4hope to 741741
Nikunj Patel-- Counselor Meridian HealthCare
Natasha Cramer--Counselor Meridian HealthCare