Resources for Navigating Conversations with Young People about Traumatic Events

Resources for Navigating Conversations with Young People about Traumatic Events

Today, more than ever, exposure to news of traumatic events can feel incredibly overwhelming. With our nearly-constant access to technology, it can be hard to find a reprieve from news of mass shootings, violence motivated by racism, toxic political discourse, natural disasters and other horrible events.

These news stories often feel particularly overwhelming, confusing and scary for children—and have the potential to significantly affect their mental health. As parents, teachers and others who work with and care for children, it’s important that we provide safe spaces for the young people in our lives to discuss these events and ask questions. We hope the resources below help you navigate these difficult but critical conversations with the young people in your care.

If you have suggestions for resources to be added to this list, please email info@macmh.org.

 

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