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May 16 2022-
The resources below may be useful in supporting children, in response to violence or tragedy that may come through news broadcasts etc.... In addition there are a few important reminders to keep in mind when speaking with children:
Limit News Consumption. Please do not have the news running in the background while your children are in ear or eyeshot. News broadcasting isn't developmentally appropriate for the age range we support here at school. We understand this is a big ask but it's an important one. Repeated negative imagery can be traumatizing, whether a child was directly impacted or not.
Share information honestly and as simply as possible to match where your child is developmentally.
Maintain a listening ear. Give your child(ren) space to share what is on their minds and what feelings they are experiencing.
Reassure children that the world is a good place to be, and although there are people who do bad things, there are many more people who help others, contribute positively, and work to ensure our safety.
Consider your own feelings and give space for them. Treat yourself with compassion and have patience as you and your child process what has occurred.