Saturday, December 15, 2012

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

Many parents have been talking about how best to discuss tragic events like those in Newtown with children. Here are a few resources our colleagues have recommended.

United Way of Connecticut
This local resource guide includes phone numbers if you or your child wants to speak with a counselor 

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

National Association of School Psychologists - See resources underneath photo in English and Spanish

The following resources are from Healthnet : Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
>From the American Psychological Association
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do/How Parents Can Help
>From the National Institute of Mental Health
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
>From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Children and the News
>From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma
SEE SECTION:  Helping and Talking with Children
>From the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Tips for Talking to Children about the Aurora Shooting
>From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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