Written for parents, and adaptable to anyone who interacts with youth, is a useful resource from Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families. Feelings and Coping Skills, offers separate sections for Young Children and for Teens, each under the headings of Anxious/Fearful, Sad/Depressed, and Angry/Irritated/Frustrated. Downloadable PDFs for young people and links to further information are included.
From the North Carolina State Extension comes Helping Children Cope With Stress. Common signs and symptoms of distress in youngsters of different age groups are listed, and coping strategies for adults to use with children, and to teach them, are offered. Further, this article discusses protective factors, resilience, positive discipline and protecting children from unnecessary stress.
To help children, the Michigan State University Extension, in Strategies to Cope with Family Stress, encourages and helps adults to maintain calm themselves and to model appropriate stress responses to children. A link to mental health screening and self-help tools are offered, and we are reminded that seeking professional help is wise when overwhelmed.