Resources for Parents Dealing With Tragedy

Parents may find the following resources helpful in dealing with issues related to grief, fear, and confusion in children following a tragedy. 

Sesame Street's "Here for Each Other"
Appropriate for elementary-aged students

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
Tips for Parents and Teachers from the National Association of School Psychologists

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Coalition to Support Grieving Students
Modules provided by the New York Life Foundation and the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement with support from Scholastic, Inc.

Highmark Caring Place
Provides grief support services at no cost to children and their families coping with the death of a loved one.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
Information from the National Institute of Mental Health

Information from the National Institute of Mental Health

How to Help a Grieving Child
Articles from the National Center for Grieving Children & Families

How to Help a Grieving Teen
Articles from the National Center for Grieving Children & Families

Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Talking to Children about Death and Grief
Information from Hospice

Talking with Kids About News
Information from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Talking to Children About Violence
Tips for Parents and Teachers from the National Association of School Psychologists

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