As the nation continues to mourn and reflect on the tragedy that occurred in Newton, Connecticut, here is information that may be used to address children’s concerns regarding this traumatic event.
• An Exchange article by Diane Levin: "When the World is a Dangerous Place — Helping Children Deal with Violence in the News."
• A New York Times article, "Tips for Talking to Children About the Shooting."
• Advice from National Child Traumatic Stress Network,"Talking to Children about the Shooting."
• Advice from the National Association of School Psychologists, "A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope."
• A resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "Tips for Talking to Children and Youth after Traumatic Events."
• Fred Rogers' advice from Family Communications,"Helping Children Deal with Tragic Events in the News."
• Advice from the American Psychological Association,"Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting."
• Advice from http://www.ready.gov/, “Listen, Protect and Connect: Psychological First Aid for Teachers and Schools.”
• Advice from Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network, “Coping With Violence and National Tragedy.”
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