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Helping Children Cope

Posted By:  Webmaster
Date Posted:  12/17/2012

How parents, relatives, teachers and friends talk to children about times of crisis matters.

Children process the world differently than adults and are sensitive and aware of how the grown-ups around them feel about just about everything. In times of crisis or in the wake of a tragic event, it can be difficult for adults to address the concerns and fears of children. If you are having trouble talking about last Friday’s horrific events with your child these links might help.

Crisis Response Resources:

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/talkingviolence.pdf

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
www.nctsnet.org/resources/audiences/school-personnel/trauma-toolkit

SAMHSA's “Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events” Web site
www.samhsa.gov/trauma/?from=carousel&position=1&date=11012012

School Crisis Guide: Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis
crisisguide.neahin.org/crisisguide/images/SchoolCrisisGuide.pdf

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