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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. n.d.. Helping children cope during deployment. Bethesda, MD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2 pp. (Courage to care)

Annotation: This fact sheet, which is geared toward parents and family caregivers, contains information to help children cope during a parent's deployment. The fact sheet presents commonly asked questions and their responses. General tips for communicating with children of all ages, as well as advice for communicating with children from age 3 through adolescents according to their ages, are also included.

Contact: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (800) 515-5257 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Child mental health, Children, Communication, Consumer education materials, Coping, Families, Military, Parent child relations, Parents

Wilson-Simmons R, Jiang Y, Aratani Y. 2017. Strong at the broken places: The resiliency of low-income parents. New York, NY: National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 18 pp.

Annotation: This report examines factors that promote or hinder children's healthy development, drawing on recent studies to illustrate the importance of parent resiliency in the development of social-emotional competence among children from families with low incomes. The report concludes with program and policy recommendations that have proven effective in promoting the development of protective factors, reducing vulnerabilities, and cultivating resiliency among parents with low incomes and, consequently, their children.

Contact: National Center for Children in Poverty, 215 West 125th Street, Third Floor, New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (646) 284-9600 Fax: (646) 284-9623 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Competence, Coping, Emotional development, Low income groups, Mental health, Parenting skills, Parents, Policy development, Program development, Protective factors, Psychosocial development, Resilience, Vulnerability

Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health and Autism Speaks. 2016. Experience matters: A view into the health and wellbeing of US children and families with autism spectrum disorder. Baltimore, MD: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, 117 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook for families, advocates, policymakers, and researchers provides a national portrait of how children in the United States receive their diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), how their daily lives are impacted, and how their families are doing. Topics include the prevalence of ASD, diagnosing ASD, the child's health, health care and related services, school and social wellbeing, and coping with ASD. The appendices contain information on the ASD data presented in the chartbook including a glossary, a crosswalk of the data sources, methodological information, and guidance for accessing the data. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health, Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents with special health care needs, Autism, Child health, Child with special health care needs, Coping, Data sources, Diagnosis, Early intervention services, Family health, Prevalence, Relationships, Special health care services, Statistical data

Adams G, Dubay L. 2014. Exploring instability and children's well-being: Insights from a dialogue among practitioners, policymakers and researchers. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 16 pp.

Annotation: This report presents insights from a meeting held on November 14, 2013, to explore the implications of stability and instability for children's development and to discuss what is known and what is needed across research, policy, and practice. Topics include the characteristics of instability that seem likely to affect children's well-being, where it occurs in children's lives, pathways by which it affects children's well-being, and contextual factors that seem likely to play a role in affecting its impact. Additional topics include research needs, implications for policy and practice, and immediate next steps such as developing a common framework and language to support shared understanding of the issues and challenges that need to be addressed.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Children, Coping, Life change events, Policy development, Research, Stress management

Murphey D, Barry M, Vaughn B. 2013. Positive mental health: Resilience. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 6 pp. (Adolescent health highlight)

Annotation: This report presents research findings on characteristics that are associated with adolescent resilience, describes program strategies that promote resilience, and discusses links between resilience and avoidance of risk-taking behaviors. Topics include relationships and social skills, hormonal and physical changes, self confidence, spirituality, emotional self-regulation, and overall well-being. Resources and references for additional information on resilience in adolescence is provided.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: Pub. no. 2013-03.

Keywords: Adolescence, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Coping, Psychological development, Psychosocial development, Resilience, Risk taking, Youth

Adams J, Gibson BL, illus. 2013. The dragonfly door. Maple Plains, MN: Feather Rock Books, 40 pp.

Annotation: This picture book explores the transformation of a water nymph into a beautiful dragonfly through the story of Lea and Nym. The book also describes Nym's struggles when her friend disappears from their underwater home. Nym realizes that some day she will see her friend again in a new world. This book can be useful for parents who want to explain death in cycle of life terms to their young child. The book also offers information on the life cycle of dragonflies.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children's literature, Coping, Death, Grief, Life cycle

Forkey H, Garner A, Nalven L, Schilling S, Stirling J. 2013. Helping foster and adoptive families cope with trauma. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 4 items.

Annotation: This guide provides information to help pediatricians support adoptive and foster families who are coping with trauma. The guide helps pediatricians identify traumatized children, educate families, and empower families; provides coding tips that pediatricians may use for evaluations involving screening and anticipatory guidance related to trauma and other mental health or developmental concerns; provides a discharge form to give to families; and includes a guide for parents about parenting after trauma.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adopted children, Adoptive parents, Child development, Children, Coping, Families, Family support services, Foster children, Foster parents, Mental health, Parenting skills, Screening, Trauma

Kassam-Adams, Schneider, Kazak AE. 2012-. Health care toolbox: Your guide to helping children and families cope with illness and injury. Philadelphia, PA: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1 v.

Annotation: This resource is designed to help health and child welfare professionals improve comprehensive care for children and their families. Topics include the basics of trauma-informed care, what health professionals need to know and what they can do, cultural considerations, and research summaries. Contents include continuing education, client education materials, assessment tools, information about interventions, and other tools and resources.

Contact: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, Telephone: (215) 590-1000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Coping, Disease, Families, Injuries, Mental health

Murphey D, Bandy T, Moore KA. 2012. Frequent residential mobility and young children's well-being. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 9 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief discusses a study of a group of children younger than six who have experienced five or more residential moves to understand some of the particular demographic characteristics of this group, and to see whether they were more likely to have poor physical and/or mental health than similar children who did not experience frequent moves.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child attitudes, Child development, Coping, Parent child relations, Socioeconomic factors, Young children

Tangvald CH, Kennedy A, illus. 2012. Someone I loved died. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cooke, 36 pp.

Annotation: This book leads children through grief within the Christian tradition after the death of a loved one. Interactive resources allow children to write and draw to create a memory book of the loved one’s life. Tips for parents are provided to encourage discussing feelings of loss. Ages 4–8.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children's literature, Coping, Grief, Materials for children

Geithner C. 2012. If only. New York, NY: Scholastic Press, 336 pp.

Annotation: This book is a fictional account of a young teenage girl and what she experiences after her mother’s death from cancer. It describes the many emotions she faces at home and at school, with friends and relatives, during the holidays, and throughout the school year and shows how she and her father cope. Ages 10 and up.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bereavement, Children's literature, Coping, Grief, Parents

Rand Center for Domestic and International Health Security. 2011. Helping children cope with violence and trauma: A school-based program that works [Upd. ed.]. Santa Monica, CA: Rand Health, 7 pp. (Research highlights)

Annotation: This updated fact sheet describes a continuing school-based program implemented in the Los Angeles Unified School District that was designed to help children cope with violence. Students in the program lived in largely Hispanic neighborhoods. The fact sheet provides background about the problems faced by children exposed to violence, discusses the way the program was developed and the program's results, and offers conclusions. Statistical information is presented in figures in the fact sheet.

Contact: Rand Corporation, 1776 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-3208, Telephone: (310) 393-0411 Fax: 310-393-4818 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: California, Child mental health, Children, Coping, Families, High risk children, Hispanic Americans, Low income groups, Parents, Programs, Schools, Students, Violence, Witnesses

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Suicide Prevention Resources Center Workgroup. 2011. After a suicide: A toolkit for schools. New York, NY: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; Newton, MA: Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 48 pp.

Annotation: This resource addresses schools facing real-time crises, providing information on ways to deal with loss in a school community and how to promote a coordinated response. The toolkit provides school districts and private school associations with evidence-based programs designed to address serious childhood and adolescent distress and prevent suicide (Objective 4.2 of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention). Content includes consensus recommendations developed in consultation with school-based personnel, clinicians, researchers, and crisis-response professionals. It incorporates relevant existing material and research findings as well as references, templates, and links to additional information and assistance. Specific areas addressed in the toolkit include crisis response, helping students cope, working with the community, memorialization, social media, suicide contagion, bringing in outside help, and going forward.

Contact: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone: (212) 363-3500 Secondary Telephone: (888) 333-AFSP Fax: (212) 363-6237 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bereavement, Coping, Crisis intervention, Grief, Prevention, Resources for professionals, School age children, School counseling, Schools, Students, Suicide

DeFrancis Sun B, Richards JT, eds. 2011. The grieving child: Helping children cope when an infant dies. Washington, DC: National Sudden and Unexpected Infant/Child Death and Pregnancy Loss Resource Center, 4 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet provides guidance on how to help children cope after the unexpected loss of an infant brother, sister, or other loved one. It provides information about how children of different ages react to death and how parents and other caregivers can help them. Information about family rituals, suggestions on seeking support services, and a list of select resources are also provided. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children, Consumer education materials, Coping, Grief, Infant mortality, SIDS

Cook J, DuFalla A, illus. 2011. Grief is like a snowflake. Chattanooga, TN: National Center for Youth Issues, 32 pp.

Annotation: Using pine trees as characters, this book discusses the death of a father and the emotions Little Tree experiences as a result. The book gives examples of ways of grieving and offers coping tools from a non-religious perspective. Ages 3 and up.

Contact: National Center for Youth Issues, E-mail: Web Site: $9.95, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-931636-78-0.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children's literature, Coping, Grief, Materials for children: Parents

Grollman EA, Avishai S, illus. 2011. Talking about death: A dialogue between parent and child. (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 128 pp.

Annotation: This book provides advice to parents of children who have experienced the death of a loved one. It discusses how adults can talk with children in terms children can understand and provides a section for adults and children to read together that features a read-along story and answers to questions children ask about death. Resources are provided for adults who are also grieving and for additional help.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children, Coping, Grief, Parent child relations

TEAM for West Virginia Children. 2010-. Our Babies: Safe and Sound. Hungtingon, WV: TEAM for West Virginia Children, multiple items.

Annotation: This public awareness campaign provides information and resources to help prevent injury and death among infants in West Virginia. Topics include ways to keep infants safe while sleeping, and how to cope with frustrations resulting from frequent, constant, or inconsolable infant crying. Contents include public service announcements, videos, a one-hour training webinar, a community partners resource guide, a slide presentation, posters and brochures, a pledge form, and an information form for barbershops and laundromats. Print brochures and posters, DVDs, and erasable white boards may also be ordered from the website for distribution to families and caregivers in West Virginia.

Contact: TEAM for West Virginia Children, P.O. Box 1653, 625 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25717, Telephone: (304) 523-9587 Fax: (304) 523-9595 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge from the website; print materials are also available at no charge for distribution to families and caregivers in West Virginia.

Keywords: Campaigns, Continuing education, Coping, Crying, Infant death, Infants, Injury prevention, Public service announcements, Sleep position, State initiatives, Training materials, Unintentional injuries, West Virginia

Sample J, Pandy LK, illus. 2010. Flying hugs and kisses activity book. Stillwater, OK: New Forum Press, 74 pp.

Mundy M, Alley RW, illus. 2010. Sad isn't bad: A good-grief guidebook for kids dealing with loss. St. Meinrad, IN: Abbey Press, 32 pp.

Annotation: This book tells children who have experienced the death of a loved one that the world is still safe, life is good, and hurting hearts mend. It helps comfort children facing and coping with death. The book briefly mentions God and prayer in the context of coping mechanisms. Ages 6 and up.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children's literature, Coping, Grief, Materials for children

Shaw-Cramer G, Jones J, illus. 2010. The secret of the dragonfly: A story of hope and promise. Portland, OR: Grief Watch, 24 pp.

Annotation: This picture book tells the story of how a grandmother relates the change of a water bug into a dragonfly to illustrate to her grandson the permanence of a relationship even after death. The story has a spiritual element in that it briefly describes the presumption of an afterlife (described in the book as heaven) but is not overtly religious. Ages 5 and up.

Keywords: Bereavement, Children's literature, Coping, Grandparents, Grief, Religion

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.