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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).

Talking with Kids for Signs of Sexual Abuse
secondSTEP Committee for Children
Signs of Sexual Abuse (PDF)

Helping Kids During Crisis:
American School Counseling Association:

Talking To Children About Tragedies and Other News Events

Helping Children Through Crisis: Tips for parents and caregivers
Mercy Corps

Talking to Kids
Fred Rogers –

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