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Talking With Kids About Crisis

After any crisis or disaster, parents and other adults struggle with what they should say and share with children and what not to say or share with them. Attached are resources to help you begin the conversation with your child(ren).

Helping Kids During Crisis:
American School Counseling Association:
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/professional-development/2015-webinar-series/learn-more/helping-kids-during-crisis

Talking To Children About Tragedies and Other News Events
Healthy Children.org
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Talking-To-Children-About-Tragedies-and-Other-News-Events.aspx

Helping Children Through Crisis: Tips for parents and caregivers
Mercy Corps
https://www.mercycorps.org/helping-children-through-crisis-tips-parents-and-caregivers

Talking to Kids
Fred Rogers –
http://www.fredrogers.org/parents/special-challenges/tragic-events.php

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers (PDF)