Supporting Families Amidst Difficult Events

When students and families are grappling with significant emotions, resources and tools can be helpful. Students may want or need to talk about what they are hearing, seeing, or feeling. The following resources may be helpful in preparing adults to provide support as students navigate their emotions and trauma safely and productively.

Teaching Resources

Facilitating Dialogue with Compassion
How to talk with kids about violence in the news
How to talk to your children about conflict and war

Social & Emotional Learning Resources

Handle with Care: Supporting Young People with Crises
National Child Traumatic Stress Network

These resources are intended solely to provide access to information. They are neither meant to be exhaustive nor is their inclusion an endorsement of a particular political viewpoint.


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