Supporting Children and Teens During This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, families are dealing with stress from multiple sources, including navigating how to safely gather given the COVID-19 safety protocols. This National Child Traumatic Stress Network fact sheet offers parents and caregivers a set of strategies and ideas to make the holiday season special. These strategies include starting a family conversation on what has changed and how family members are feeling, finding ways to make connections, making small moments matter, keeping a routine, and noticing good things. The fact sheet also suggests ideas for self-care and notes on how to find available help and support.

Record Type: 
Fact / Tip Sheet
Publication Date: 
December, 2020
December 2020
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Welfare
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Children Impacted by Toxic Stress
    • Youth in Transition