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How to Talk to Your Child About Violence in the Media

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The alarming events in recent news from  Newtown, CT, have continued to shock and sadden us all. As we take time to reflect, we’d like to share some resources for parents on how to talk to their children about difficult, and often frightening topics, such as violence and how it may affect them.

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How to Talk to Your Child About the News

School Violence and the News

Helpful Links to More Resources

School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in Time of Crisis (NEA)
http://crisisguide.neahin.org/crisisguide/images/SchoolCrisisGuide.pdf

Parenting in a Challenging World (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
http://www.nctsn.org/resources/audiences/parents-caregivers/parenting-in-a-challenging-world

Tips for Talking to Children After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Teachers (SAMHSA)
http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/KEN01-0093/KEN01-0093.pdf