The Child Mind Institute has prepared resources to help parents and other adults in talking to children and teens about traumatic events. Click here for a link to the guide.
The National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network created a guide for parents: Click for a link to “Talking to Children About the Shooting.”
Community Tragedy: Stress, Trauma and Media Overload by Dr. Donna Gaffney of the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth discusses the dangers of the unrelenting exposure to media coverage of tragic, violent or traumatic events. The key takeaway, avoid media overload: turn off the radio and television and take a break from social media. Be pro-active and have a plan to counteract the unrelenting news cycle.
TLC4Teens has resources for supporting teens and their families facing challenges both in everyday life and when facing traumatic events like the Las Vegas Shooting.