As news of the horrible mass shootings at the Sandy Hook School in Connecticut unfolds, I wanted to share with readers this information from the American Psychological Association on how to help children cope with such tragedies. Here are the main points:
“Talk with your child.”
“Keep home a safe place.”
“Watch for signs of stress, fear or anxiety.”
“Take ‘news breaks’.”
“Take care of yourself.”
Thanks to the American Psychological Association and David Ballard of the APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program for sharing this.