Helping Kids Cope

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

New York Times: Tips for Talking to Children About the Elementary School Mass Shooting and How Not to Talk with Children About the Newtown Shooting

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:

For Older Children:

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.