Resources for kids and those who care for them.
Talking to Children and Managing Fear
Tragic Events in the News - Mr. Rogers offers his advice on helping kids cope with scary and confusing images and helping them feel secure in a sometimes-frightening world.
Coping with Violence - from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Educators for Social Responsibility - Links to a variety of high quality resources to help adults engage in conversations with students and children.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Resources for dealing with catastrophic mass violence, including tips for talking to children of different ages, guides about media coverage, and more.
A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope - from the National Association of School Psychologists
Violence in Our Schools - Resources on talking to kids about violence and grief, violence prevention, and related topics, compiled by the University of Minnesota Extension Office.
Books at the Saint Paul Public Library
For Younger Children:
- Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping Your Child Overcome Fear, Stress and Anxiety by Donna Pincus
- Sometimes Bad Things Happen by Ellen B. Jackson
- Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep by Joyce Dunbar
- When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Spelman
For Older Children:
- Bad Stuff in the News by Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman
Getting Back to Normal
Unplug from the news and take comfort in good book. Check out and read an old favorite again or try one of these suggestions.