Helping Children Cope With Frightening News

Child Mind Institute

"When tragedy strikes, as parents [and people who care for children,] you find yourself doubly challenged: to process your own feelings of grief and distress, and to help your children do the same."

Resources and tips to help children cope with trauma and grief, including both general advice and topic-specific ideas. Topics include coronavirus, civil unrest, PTSD, suicide, ADHD, and more.

Dr. Harold S Koplewicz, the President and Medical Director of the Child Mind Institute, writes a quick and helpful guide help parents, educators, and grown ups process grief and fear with children in a way that is helpful and developmentally appropriate.

The resource also includes an extensive list of further resources for a wide array of trauma and grief related topics.

Details

Area of Work

  • FE - Family Engagement
  • DS&Y - Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • AS&B - After School and Beyond

Resource Type

  • Guide

Resource Category

  • Mental Health

Resource Topic

  • Trauma
  • Community Trauma
  • Warning Signs and Symptoms

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