Speaking to Our Kids When Tragedy Strikes

when tragedy strikes

When tragedy strikes, it’s very difficult to know how and when to share the news with our children. The age and maturity level of your child will play a big factor to determine if/when you share tragedies with your kids. We’ve gathered resources below to help you make the best decisions for your children. This list will be updated as more resources are found. To contribute resources, email community@Twiniversity.com.

* Explaining the News to Our Kids, Common Sense Media
* Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times; Tips for Parents and Children, National Association of School Psychologists
* How to talk with your children about anti-Semitism, PJ Library
* Responding to Crisis, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
* Strategies for Talking and Listening, PBS: Talking with Kids about News
* Toolkit for “When Bad Things Happen”, Southern Poverty Law Center
* When Bad Things Happen, Be a Helper, Southern Poverty Law Center
* When Bad Things Happen, Southern Poverty Law Center
* Anxiety and PTSD, how to identify in students
* Talking to kids about Pittsburgh and Anti-Semitism (Handout)
* The National Child Trauma Stress Network

when tragedy strikes


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Speaking to Our Kids When Tragedy Strikes

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