Parent Resources

Parent Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the website, logo the only parenting website backed by more than 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Whether you're looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, is the right place for you. You'll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, our policies and guidelines, our publications and other child health resources, as well as much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes from the nation's leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.

Helping Kids through Tragedies and Trauma

AAP Parenting Resources

Talking to Children About Tragedies and Other News Events 

AAP Tips on Talking to a Child After a Disaster 

How to Support Your Child's Resilience in a Time of Crisis 

Childhood Exposure to Violence 

AAP Patient Care Tools and Resources

Disasters and Children  

Helping Children Cope and Adjust After a Disaster 

Gun Safety and Injury Prevention 

Trauma Informed Care

AAP Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy Toolkit  

NCTSN Resource: Introduction: Secondary Traumatic Stress

Additional Links for Parents
The following links have been provided as suggestions. This list is by no means exhaustive and the IA AAP can assume no responsibility for content on linked sites. If you have concerns about any listed site, please contact us.

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