Coping with a Tragedy

Speaking with your children after a tragedy can be difficult. Tragedies both near and far can affect our students in a variety of ways. Below are some resources designed to help parents and families discuss tragedies, grief and coping. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your school's counselor for more information and assistance. 
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Save the Children Federation:
How to Help Children Cope with a Crisis

Child Mind Institute:
Going Back to School After a Tragedy

Public Broadcasting Service:
What Do We Tell Our Children?

American Psychological Association:
Talking to Children about School Shootings

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID:  Parent Tips for Helping School Aged Children after Disasters

National Association of School Psychologists:
TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT VIOLENCE: Tips for Parents and Teachers