Resources for Parents Talking With Children About Tragic Events

In the days and weeks following a high-profile tragedy kids may have a lot of questions about whether something like this could happen to them. In fact, parents themselves may have a lot of worries about the safety of raising children in this world. It’s normal for both adults and kids to feel anxious after such a publicly devastating event, but there are some links to resources you can choose from to help minimize the stress and maintain a sense of normalcy. The links include tips on how to talk to children as well as how to address media coverage.

Information provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), PBS and National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)