Crisis Response Resources

FROM THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION

Helping Kids During Crisis

  • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
  • Limit exposure to television and the news.
  • Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
  • Listen to kids" fears and concerns.
  • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things.
  • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
  • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

Addressing Crisis: online resources for parents

Contains information about "Discussing Hate and Violence with Your Children."

Develop strategies for discussing today's headlines with children. Learn how to calm their fears and stimulate their minds.

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