What's happening to my family?

This booklet produced by Phoenix Australia is intended for children 9-12 years of age who have a parent or caregiver who is a serving, transitioning, or an ex-serving member of the ADF experiencing mental health difficulties following trauma.

Sometimes bad things happen to people, and it really shakes them up. It’s like their body and mind have had a big shock, and it takes time for it all to calm down again.

If your Mum or Dad has gone through something bad, they might be behaving differently, and you might feel confused and worried about that.

This book helps explain what is happening, and what you can do to help.