Families need resources to help navigate tragedy and violence, especially for their children. A sense of safety is necessary for children to grow up healthy and thrive.
We’re linking to tools we trust to help adults talk to children about gun violence, war, and death.
We believe that every child should have a childhood free of violence. We support healthy children, strong families and safe, welcoming communities. There is so much more to do to get there.
Resources to Talk to Children About Violence, War & Other Topics that May Impact Their Mental Health
- How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War (Common Sense Media)
- Talking to Kids About Tough Topics (Sesame Workshop)
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Helping Children Cope with Frightening News (ChildMind)
- Resilience in a Time of War – Tips for Parents and Teachers of Elementary Aged Children (American Psychological Association)
- Resilience in a Time of War – Tips for Parents and Teachers of Middle School Children (American Psychological Association)
- Resilience in a Time of War – Tips for Parents and Teachers of Teens (American Psychological Association)