District Resources from School Counselors
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Youth Depression and Suicide Prevention
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Discussing Hate and Violence with Children
I offer you one resource I have found over the years to be thorough and age-appropriate: the Anti-Defamation League. The Anti-Defamation League offers families and educators excellent age-appropriate information and resources for discussing hate and violence with children..
"Children are aware of what is happening in the world around them. Family members and educators cannot assume that children are unaffected by global events. When frightening and violent incidents occur, both children and adults may experience a range of emotions including fear, confusion, sadness and anger.
To counteract fear and give reassurance, adult family members, teachers and day care providers can provide opportunities for children to express how they feel and channel their feelings into positive actions.
Discussions between adults and children in difficult situations can be an opening for reinforcing family and community values, beliefs and traditions. Here are some strategies on how to begin these discussions and how to prepare your children."