“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers
Heart-wrenching tragedies like the ones we’ve witnessed this past week can be difficult to grapple with, particularly when they seem more common than before. As recent violence weighs heavy on all of us, it becomes especially important to support and nurture our little ones, helping them navigate, and being the adults in whom they can always find a safe place.
We’ve gathered a few helpful tools to help guide conversations around these difficult topics. Whether you’re a parent, educator, grandparent, or neighbor, we hope you find these resources helpful. If you need to speak with someone directly, Child360 is happy to be a resource, and can be reached at 213.416.1200.
- Tips to Help Children Cope With Disasters (NAEYC)
- Tips for Parents and Caregivers on Media Coverage of Traumatic Events (National Traumatic Stress Network)
- Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: A Guide for Parents and Educators (SAMHSA.gov)
- Mass Shooting and Violence Resources (usa.childcareaware.org)
Bill Sperling, CEO