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Dealing with Trauma & Tragedy

Whether experiencing the loss of a friend or loved one or hearing about a disaster on the news, children need support in processing feelings surrounding traumatic events. Below are several links containing helpful information on how to assist scholars during times of crisis.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do
(Downloadable booklet available in English and Spanish)
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/helping-children-and-adolescents-cope-with-violence-and-disasters-parents/index.shtml

Talking To Kids About School Safety
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/talking-kids-about-school-safety

Talking To Kids About Fear And Violence
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/talking-kids-about-fear-and-violence

Helping Children Cope With Tragedy Related Anxiety
http://www.nmha.org/go/information/get-info/coping-with-disaster/helping-children-handle-disaster-related-anxiety

Children And Grief
http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Children_And_Grief_08.aspx

Helping Children After A Disaster
http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Helping_Children_After_A_Disaster_36.aspx

Talking To Children About Terrorism and War
http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Facts_for_Families_Pages/Talking_To_Children_About_Terrorism_And_War_87.aspx

Love and Logic: Help Kids Cope With Tragedy
http://loveandlogic.com/documents/help-kids-cope-with-tragedy.pdf

Dr. Rebecca Good

Superintendent/CEO
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy District
Legacy Mesquite West
Legacy Plano

 469-249-1099
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