In the aftermath of a large tragic event, children can feel anxiety, fear, and confusion. Even if they only hear about the event on television, children need to be reassured by the adults in their lives that they are loved and that those around them try to keep them safe. Here is a list of online resources you might consult if you need help in talking to your children about news events or tragedies closer to home.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (PDF) 

American Academy of Pediatrics: Resources to help parents, children and others cope in the aftermath of school shootings 

American Psychological Association: Talking to your children about the recent spate of school shootings

American Psychological Association: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

MassGeneral Hospital for Children: Talking to kids about the movie theater shooting in Colorado 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Children and grief

Mercer Public Library: Children's books about death

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