Resources for responding to tragedyChildren are often afraid after any tragedy or disaster occurs. The ways children see and understand their parents’ responses to an event are very important in helping them cope with the situation. Below are resources to assist parents in helping their children with traumatic events, grief and other associated concerns.
- A national tragedy: Helping children cope (National Association of School Psychologists)
- American Red Cross: Family preparedness activities
- Facts for families: Helping children after a disaster (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
- Helping children cope with crisis: Care for caregivers (National Association of School Psychologists)
- How parents and other caring adults can help (National Education Association Health Information Network)
- Practical suggestions for assisting children in the aftermath of a tragedy (American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress)
- Talking to children about violence (National Association of School Psychologists)
*Should your child need additional support when coping with a tragedy, please contact the school counselor, teacher or principal.