Help children manage distress after mass shooting

LAS VEGAS - Many people around the world woke up to the horrific news of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night. The shooting has parents wondering how they can address the news to their children and help them manage indirect exposure to these types of events.

Here are some resources that will help parents talk to their kids and help them understand violence and other tragedies:

Manage your distress in the aftermath of a shooting:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Helping your children manage distress:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/terror-exposure.aspx

How to talk to children about difficult news:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx


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