Partnership for After School Education

July 11, 2016

Resources for Having Difficult Discussions with Youth

Posted by Tania Ortiz-Ashby

In light of recent tragic events, the children, youth and families you serve, and your staff may have questions, fears, and anger they are processing.

Below find a short list of resources to support you in addressing and listening to their concerns.

PASE is happy to continue to provide support in this area. If you have additional resources you would like to share with your colleagues, please let us know and we will update the list here.

Child Development Institute - How To Talk To Kids About Tragedies In The Media

Child Mind Institute - Helping Children Cope With Frightening News

Kidpower - Helping Children Regain Their Emotional Safety After a Tragedy

Teaching Tolerance - Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility - Teaching about Controversial or Difficult Issues

Parent Toolkit - How to Talk to Your Kids About Shootings and Terror

PBS Parents - Talking to Kids About News

Stonehill College - Teaching about Race and Criminal Justice

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - How to Help Children Cope with Shocking News Coverage

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

New York City Department of Education - Resources for Navigating the Orlando Tragedy (google drive doc)

Last update on July 11, 2016