How to talk to your kids about tragedy
The horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has left parents and children grappling with many emotions as they try to make sense of the senseless tragedy.
Becky Sansbury with Resilience and Crisis Recovery said adults and children alike will likely experience waves of shock and grief in the aftermath of a Connecticut school shooting.
Becky Stansbury, creator of After the Shock, shares advice for children and adults dealing with grief and horror at the Connecticut school shootings.
Tips for how to talk to your child about tragedy.
In response to the devastating killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., several organizations and individuals have already begun collections and campaigns.
A child's risk of developing PTSD is related to the seriousness of the trauma, whether the trauma is repeated, the child's proximity to the trauma, and his/her relationship to the victim(s).
A booklet from the National Institute of Mental Health that describes what parents can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.
Heartbreaking. Mind numbing. Senseless. Those are just a few of the words that come to mind as I think about the 20 little kids and six adults who were shot dead today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Duke University professor Ken Dodge, who specializes in children's psychology, says parents should try to talk with their children - but don't force it, offer it.
Helpful guidelines for parents from the National Association of School Psychologists.
In 2002, the U.S. Secret Service completed the Safe School Initiative, a study of school shootings and other school-based attacks that was conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education. The study found that school shootings are rarely impulsive acts.