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How to talk to kids about tragedy

April 16, 2013

Here are some resources if you’re struggling with how to explain to children heinous violence, like we did yesterday at the end of the Boston Marathon.

The Riverside Trauma Center offers tip sheets on Talking with Your Children About Traumatic EventsChildren and Trauma, and Practicing Self-Care After Traumatic Events

Below is a brief list of resources from other reputable organizations:

 The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) offers Resources in Response to the Bombings.

 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offersTips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope after a Disaster or Traumatic Event. This document provides specific information for talking to children of different ages.