Helping Kids Deal With A Crisis

Many parents and educators have struggled over the past few weeks to determine the best ways to help children deal with situations like the tragic school shooting in Florida. The following resources may help parents who are trying to help their children understand and manage anxiety as a result of such incidents.

School Counselors Available To Help

Remember that every Pickerington School has trained school counselors who are available to talk to students and parents about fears and stress they may experience as a result of recent national and local incidents. You can find the counselor for your child’s school by checking our online directory, or by calling the school directly.

Online Resources from Parents and Professionals

Parent Blog (Talking With Children About School Shootings)

Real Simple Article (Talking With Children About School Shootings)

Child Development Institute (How to Talk to Your Kids About Violence)

National Association of School Psychologists (Tips for Parents and Teachers)

PBS Parents (Talking With Kids About the News)

Today Show (An Age-By-Age Guide to Talking to Children About Shootings)