Talking With Children About Tragedy
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the shooting in Orlando. It’s truly sad that our nation is faced with yet another horrific tragedy.
In the wake of such a tragedy, children sometimes have questions adults find challenging to answer. It’s important for trusted adults to address children’s concerns rather than trying to shelter them. Here are some resources for talking with children about mass shootings and other tragedies.
- From NEA: How to Talk to Students About the Mass Shooting in Orlando
- From the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network: Addressing the Orlando Shooting at Your School
From the American School Counselor Association: The Orlando Shootings–Parents’ Guide for Talking to Their Children