Talking to Children about the Connecticut Tragedy
Posted December 17, 2012
As a country and as a community, we continue to struggle to understand Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. As hard as it is for us as adults, it can be even harder for our children to process the sad realities of a traumatic experience, especially one involving other children. We have compiled Tips For Parents To Talk To Children About Tragic Events from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Mental Health Association, which parents can refer to in talking to their children in an age-appropriate way and will enable them to feel safe in school. We hope this information will help you and your family during this very difficult time. Additionally, please remind your children that they can always talk to a school social worker if they feel confused, sad or frightened.