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COVID-19 Pandemic Children's Book Collection

Processing Traumatic Events

Living through a global pandemic is a traumatic event across all age groups. However, with children, trauma faced at this developmental stage can have longterm developmental repercussions (COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit, 2021). Disruptions to routines, schooling, life milestones, and constant instability can result in traumatic stress. Books in this section aim to help children manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively during this difficult global health crisis. They serve as a vehicle for hope, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. The books aim to help counselors, educators, caregivers, social workers, and librarians build a trauma-informed approach. These titles are mapped to the CASEL Framework for applying evidence-based SEL strategies.