Talking to Children About Violence


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High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears. Document has been translated to accommodate parents who do not speak English.

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October 2017
Good general suggestions but not specific enough to guide actual practice.
May 2013
Great to have foreign language versions of the document readily available.