The recent tragic terrorist attack in the city of Orlando is almost incomprehensible to adults. Imagine how scary and confusing it is for children. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has compiled a list of links providing information on how adults can help relieve some of the fears children may have and includes tips on responding to media coverage. The National Association of School Psychologists offers a tip sheet for helping children cope with terrorism. The Today Show has videos on how to talk to children about shootings with an age-by-age guide by Dr. Deborah Gilboa, a parenting expert.
The Child Witness to Violence Project recommends these books for helping children deal with their feelings:
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