Talking with Children

Information about how to talk to children about school violence.

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

High profile acts of violence in schools can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. Here are some things parents and school personnel can do to help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

As a parent, you may be struggling with how to talk with your children about a community shooting at a school or elsewhere. It is important to remember that children look to their parents to make them feel safe. This is true no matter what ages your children are, be they toddlers, adolescents or even young adults.

Helping Children Cope With Frightening News

What parents can do to aid scared kids in processing grief and fear in a healthy way