Helping Children Deal with Tragedy, Grief and Loss


A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope, article by the National Association of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx


10 Ways to Talk to Students About Sensitive Issues in the News, article by Jinnie Spiegler from TeachableMoments, an organization formed to help teachers address sensitive issues:
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/10-ways-to-talk-to-students-about-sensitive-issues-in-the-news/

Helping Kids Cope with Violence in the News, video by child psychologist Dr. Bob Hilt:
http://mylocalhealthguide.com/2012/12/14/connecticut-school-shooting-helping-kids-cope-with-violence-in-the-news/

Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of School Shootings, article by the American Psychological Association:
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

Discussing Hate and Violence with your Children, article by the National PTA:
http://pta.org/content.cfm?ItemNumber=985

Tips for Talking With Children About the Shootings, New York Times article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/health/tips-for-talking-to-children-about-the-elementary-school-mass-shooting.html

Guidelines for Helping Children Affected by Disasters and Trauma by the NYU Child Study Center

Dealing With Grief: Five Things NOT to Say and Five Things TO Say in a Trauma Involving Children, by a Reverend trained in counseling families in hospitals after loss:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/dealing-with-grief-five-t_b_2303910.html