Helping Kids and Teens in the Face of Mass Violence
Helping Kids in the Face of Mass Violence
Helping kids cope in the face of mass violence is never easy. We are always happy to help, even though we are saddened for our continued need to do so in the face of such senseless acts.
Over this past weekend, the violence has continued to mount, with the shootings that took place in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.
Following are some of the resources from our archives that you may find of help:
While the aforementioned article is about school shootings, many of the suggestions will help you help tweens and teens with violence outside of the school setting.
Mental Illness and Mass Shootings
Finally, while the debate continues on about the impact mental illness has on mass shootings, we'd like to share a post from the archives that addresses that issue:
Continue to stay connected to your children and teens. Talk with them regularly about what's on their minds, and parent with the hopes of a better future. We are all a part of the solution.
Until next time,
Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is the founder of Kidlutions and co-author of BLOOM: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids, co-creator of BLOOM Brainsmarts, and creator of The Joyful Parent. She is the author of numerous workbooks and resources to help from the preschool through the teen years.
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