• Helping Your Children Focus on the Good People in the World

    Helping Your Children Focus on the Good People in the World

    When your children show signs of fear, grief and illness after being exposed to watching or hearing media reports of terroristic violence, there are many ways parents, caregivers and teachers can allay their fears. Mr. Rogers said it beautifully in the following………

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  • MES Counselors offer support in the wake of tragedy

    MES Counselors offer support in the wake of tragedy

    We are saddened to learn of the loss and tragedy in Newtown, CT. As we continue to cope in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with those in Sandy Hook Elementary School. We encourage parents and caregivers to review the posted information to aid you in speaking with your children about the violence. If anyone would like further support or information, please contact Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Saponara in the school counseling office.

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  • Discussing Violence with Children - Advice from the National PTA

    Discussing Violence with Children - Advice from the National PTA

    Discussions between adults and children in difficult situations can be an opening for reinforcing family and community values, beliefs and traditions. To learn more, take a look at the following advice that was developed by National PTA and the Anti-Defamation League.

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  • Going back to school after a tragedy

    Going back to school after a tragedy

    Support & routine are essential. Read more for tips from the Child Mind Institute- www.childmind.org

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  • In the Aftermath of Tragedy

    In the Aftermath of Tragedy

    Common Ground Grief Center offers insight for talking with your children about the shootings.

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  • Talking to children about crisis

    Talking to children about crisis

    When tragedy strikes, youngsters naturally turn to their parents forsupport and comfort. They need help in overcoming their fears. Plus,they need reassurance that they’re safe.But how can you as parents—who are often upset as well—helpyour children cope with tragic events? We’ve put together this listof ideas for guiding your family through tough times, whether on anational, local, or personal level.

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  • Talking to Children About Violence- English

    Talking to Children About Violence- English

    High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.

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  • Talking with Children about Violence- Spanish

    Talking with Children about Violence- Spanish

    Actos de violencia que reciben mucha publicidad, particularmente los que ocurren en las escuelas, pueden confundir y asustar a niños que tal vez pueden sentir que ellos o sus amigos y seres queridos corren peligro. Se dirigirán a los adultos para información y para saber como reaccionar. Los padres y el personal de las escuelas pueden ayudar a que los niños sientan seguros al establecer un ambiente de normalidad y seguridad y conversar con ellos sobre sus temores.

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  • Talking with Kids about the News

    Talking with Kids about the News

    PBS offers information for helping parents address the media with their children. Visit: http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/

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  • The Connecticut School Shooting: How to Help Children Cope With Frightening News

    The Connecticut School Shooting: How to Help Children Cope With Frightening News

    What parents can do to aid kids in processing grief and fear in a healthy way Article by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD PresidentChild Mind Institute

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