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Helping Children Cope with Tragedy
A service of the Connecticut State Library in partnership with your local library.

Speaking to Children About the Shooting - Dr. Steven Marans of Yale Offers Advice to Parents (video)
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting (American Psychological Association)
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do/How Parents Can Help (National Institute of Mental Health)
Children and Violence (National Institute of Mental Health)
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event (National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Children and the News (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma (See: Helping and Talking with Children) (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA))
Tips for Talking to Children about the Aurora Shooting (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
AAP Offers Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
School Crisis Guide: Help and healing in a time of crisis (National Education Association)
National Association of School Psychologists
Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration SAMSHA)
Helping Youth and Children Recover from Traumatic Events (U.S. Department of Education)
Tips for Talking to Children about the Connecticut School Shooting (American Psychiatric Association)
Talking to Children about Disasters (American Psychiatric Association)  

Resources in Connecticut

Connecticut Education Association: Talking to Children About Violence
Helping Children and Families Cope with Trauma (2-1-1 United Way of Connecticut)
KidsMentalHealthInfo.com – Child Trauma (Child Health & Development Institute of CT)
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) (Yale Child Study Center)
Yale Child Study Center

Relevant Websites

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Institute of Mental Health Coping with Traumatic Events
Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans (U.S. Department of Education)


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