Talking to Kids about Tragedies in the News

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Talking to Children about Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News

This guide offers insight and suggestions for how to handle talking to children in relation to tragic events, such as shootings and terrorist attacks, that they are likely to hear about at school and/or on the news.

  • Why should I talk about this with children?
  • What questions are children likely to have?
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Good for Parents
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