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Talking with Children about Tragic Events in the News

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Parents, caregivers, and educators can all play an important role in helping children recover from exposure to tragic events in the news as well as traumatic experiences. Below is a compilation of resources for talking with children about tragic events in the news including war, violence, racism, and natural disasters. 

Navigating these conversations isn't easy, but these resources can be helpful for both children and adults.

Conversations about Tragic Events

Father Daughter reading a picture book together (Free Stock Image Credit -Family First via StockSnap)
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Talking with Children about Racial Injustice

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