Talking to children about violence

Empty desksFrom the National Association of School Psychologists: 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.

Click Tips for Parents & Teachers for more information and points to emphasize with children. To download/print the one-page infographic (below) you can share, click here.

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