Resilient communities make for strong families.
Community resilience gives us and those around us the ability to withstand, adapt to and recover from adversity, no matter what comes our way. We are here to help you and your community grow capacity for long-term healing.
Our Tip Sheets:
- Coping with Traumatic Events – Tips for Children and Adults
- Trauma and Grief Effects and Reactions (by developmental stages and ages)
Our Tip Sheets (translated into Ukrainian):
- Coping with Traumatic Events – Tips for Children and Adults (Translated into Ukrainian)
- Trauma and Grief Effects and Reactions (by developmental stages and ages) (Translated into Ukrainian)
Our Tip Sheets (translated into Spanish):
- Coping with Traumatic Events – Tips for Children and Adults (Translated into Spanish)
- Trauma and Grief Effects and Reactions (by developmental stages and ages) (Translated into Spanish)
Capacity Building and Peer Support Programs
Peer support has been shown to build the resilience of individuals, and communities are more resilient when they are prepared for what lies ahead.
Through our evidence-based Long-Term Healing Model, we share promising practices and provide customized guidance and peer support to service providers and survivor groups from multiple U.S. communities impacted by terrorism, targeted violence, military conflict, and the ongoing pandemic. Internationally, we share community resilience and long-term healing strategies with partner organizations, victims, and survivors from 34 countries.
Our online toolkit at TuesdaysChildrenHeals.org offers a training curriculum and resources for providing tragedy assistance and support services to families and communities impacted by traumatic events, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through Connections in Resilience, we provide peer support for service providers assisting communities in the wake of traumatic events.
The Survivors of Tragedy Outreach Program (STOP), a survivor-to-survivor network, elevates the voices of those directly impacted by tragedies to help other communities heal.
The annual Lessons in Recovery and Resilience Forum and quarterly speaker series builds awareness and critical thinking by convening experts, survivors, and key stakeholders in tragedy assistance and long-term healing.
Our COVID-19 Response Program is providing resources and capacity building in key sectors that are interfacing directly with families and children who have lost a parent, primary caregiver, or family member in the pandemic.
To find out more about our community resilience, capacity building, and peer support programs, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Together in Service and Healing
Our families and corporate and industry partners are giving back to make our communities stronger.
When we give, we receive. Giving your time and talents to others in your community who are hurting not only helps them heal but helps you, too. Service to your communities and to the larger world is how you can make a measurable difference in the lives of others, either as a volunteer or as a corporate partner.
Our Helping Heals program offers you the opportunity to give back to others in your communities and promotes skill-building, service-learning, and volunteerism. Tuesday’s Children connects youth and families who have suffered a loss with community service and disaster relief projects where they can volunteer. We understand the healing power of serving others.
Days of Service provide the opportunity for corporations to give back, whether that be by compiling care packages for veterans, painting Stars of Hope for communities impacted by mass violence, or sharing their expertise with aspiring young professionals and members of the Tuesday’s Children community.
To find out how you or your company or organization can help make our communities more resilient, email: email@example.com.
Additional Resources on Resilience and Healing
- How to care for yourself and your kids when acts of violence are in the news.
- Mitigating social isolation in youth.
- 2021 New York Life Foundation State of Grief report
- Hidden Pain: Children Who Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID-19 and What the Nation Can Do to Help Them, a report by the COVID Collaborative
- The Rebels Project: tip sheet for knowing when and how to seek professional support after a mass shooting
- November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month, visit National Alliance for Children’s Grief
Tuesday’s Children’s Community Resilience programs are funded, in part, by the New York Life Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships, opportunity number DHS-22-TTP-132-00-01, and the Brave of Heart Fund.