Friday, December 14, 2012

Conversation With Your Kids

Resources for Parents
We offer a list of resources from Healthnet which may be helpful to you as you talk to your children about the tragedy in Newtown.

The attached material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or opinion. This information is the result of an extensive search of online resources and represents what we judge to be appropriate information. You should be aware that medical experts may disagree on the various aspects of situations such as this one.

American Psychological Association
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of the shooting.

National Institute of Mental Health
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do/How Parents Can Help

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Children and the News

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma
SEE SECTION: Helping and Talking with Children

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Tips for Talking to Children about the Aurora Shooting

Resource List Compiled by Healthnet
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
University of Connecticut Health Center