Talking With Children About Tragedies & Other News Events
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Educators, Families, School Staff or Administrators
After any disaster or crisis, families struggle with what they should say to children and what’s best not to share with them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the event and present it in a way that their child can understand, adjust to and cope with.