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Traumatic Event Resources

Fear-inspiring events are happening at an alarming rate here in the United States and abroad—events which are disproportionately impacting many of our vulnerable communities, including people living with mental health difficulties; Muslims; Hispanics and Latinos; African-Americans; Jews; indigenous peoples; the LGBTQ+ community; and immigrants. In response, we have compiled a list of resources to empower you to talk with the children in your life about the traumatic events reflected in the news and in our communities

If you require additional support beyond that which is provided, please do not hesitate to reach out to a trusted support, which may include a family therapist.

Resources For Talking to Young People Following Mass Violence – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers  — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association
Traumatic Experiences (Sesame Street in Communities)
Types of Trauma — National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Immigration, Undocumented Americans, Working with Immigrant Origin Clients, Psychological Issues of Immigration, & Getting Help — American Psychological Association
Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators
10 Ways to Talk to Students about Sensitive Issues in the News — The Learning Network
There is No Apolitical Classroom — National Council of Teachers of English
Racism and Child Health: A Review of the Literature and Future Directions
How to talk to your kids about the violence in Charlottesville, by Sonali Kohli
How to Talk to Your Kids about Charlottesville, by Maria Russo