In the Wake of a Tragedy

When tragedies and natural disasters occur the feelings of loss can feel overwhelming as the ripples of loss move outward, touching us all. For children​, in this age of social media​, information about such events is often received instantaneously. As a result, parents​ and caregivers may not have the opportunity to be the ​person who begins the discussion about what has happened. Our tip sheet offers suggestions for parents and other caring adults ​as they help children ​and teens cope with a tragedy involving numerous deaths while providing the reassurance ​and support they need to feel safe and secure.

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