01 Aug Violence

The recent attacks in France, the United States and all over the world are front and center in the news and therefore likely to have an impact on children. While our instincts are often to shield children from the dangers and violence around us, children may be better served by adults who talk to them about what is happening.

Here are some resources that can help:

American Psychological Association has a number of useful resources, including:

How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies
The impact of terrorism and disasters on children
How much news coverage is ok for children?

Common Sense Media: How to explain the news to our kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics: How to Support Your Child’s Resilience in a Time of Crisis