After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, there were a flurry of links posted from various reliable organization about how to talk to children experiencing trauma after disaster or how to talk to them about what they’ve seen or heard about a disaster. These are extremely helpful links for those of with severe food allergies who’ve had an anaphylactic response that has been particularly scary as trauma can be associated with that response. These links have some excellent general information to help you spot trauma in your child or in yourself. If you notice these symptoms, contact your board certified medical provider or local support group about support for your family.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA)
And a good article about helping a child manage anxiety from Child Mind Institute