Helping Children Cope With Tragedy

Helping Children Cope With Tragedy

Kids shouldn’t have to learn about tragic events, but they do. Families can use these tips to help them cope, whether they were involved firsthand or whether they heard about a tragedy happening.

Young children shouldn’t have to learn about tragic events, but they do. Some are exposed to disasters and tragedies firsthand, as victims. Others discover the tragedies by watching the news or overhearing adults or other children discussing the events. It is a sad fact that all children need to know how to deal with tragic events—and their parents and caregivers need to know how to help them cope.

How to Use

A pdf of this resource—created with your school families in mind—is available for download below in English and Spanish. It’s also available in a social media graphic in English and Spanish so you can easily share it with your school families in print, in your e-newsletter, on your website, or on social media.