Following a tragedy, how do we help children who may be struggling with sadness, helplessness, fear, and many other emotions? How do we talk to children to reassure them of their own safety?
Here are some helpful resources for adults.
After a Loved One Dies: How Children Grieve
Helping Children and Teens Cope with Death
Helping Your Child Cope with Public Tragedy
Talking to Children About Tragedy and the Recent Shooting
The Dougy Center: Supporting Children or Teens After a Murder or Violent Death
The Dougy Center: Talking with Children About Tragic Events
The Dougy Center: Tips for Supporting Grieving Children