Family Readiness Worksheet

Families dealing with trauma experiences often benefit from counseling services to help with healing. But with so many things to consider, it can be hard to decide if now is the right time or if it would be better to wait for some time to pass.

To address this need, we've designed a brief worksheet for families to use. It is based on information shared by families about their own experiences. We hope going through this worksheet will help families make decisions about their readiness to start trauma counseling and feel more prepared when the time comes.

The worksheet is a collaboration among the Family-Informed Trauma Treatment Center at the University of Maryland, Center for Resilient Families at the University of Minnesota, and National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
To view and download the worksheet, visit: