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Advice for Talking to Children About Tragedy

In light of the recent tragedy that took place in Las Vegas, here are some resources for your use should you be looking for support in speaking with your students about these events that confound us all.  

The following articles provide tips for dealing with unsettling times and advice for talking to children about tragedy:

Child Mind Institute: 

· Helping Children Cope with Frightening News

· Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event (PDF)

NEA Today:

· Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: How to Talk to Students

Mayo Clinic:

· Helping Children Cope: Tips for Talking About Tragedy

American Psychological Association:

·         Building Resilience to Manage Indirect Exposure to Terror