Coping with Tragedy
Fri, 12/14/2012 2:12 PM
In light of today’s tragic news, we wanted share some helpful tips from Child Life Director Thomas Hobson. Below, he shares information about how to talk to your kids after a tragedy and help them cope with disturbing news.
Parents and caregivers can help children/adolescents who experience trauma by allowing them to openly talk about what happened and express their feelings. It is important that children are reassured that their feelings are normal and OK to have after a traumatic event. It is also important to help children feel safe and secure in their environment by maintaining normal activities, rules and routines in the family system.
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