(2003) | Useful for sharing with parents and schools. This tip sheet comes from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and includes suggestions for parents and educators. The tip sheet is clearly NASP’s response to the reality that adults and children alike can be—and are—very unsettled by past and current national and world events (such as school shootings, economic difficulties, war, and the nation’s heightened state of alert regarding terrorism).
The central message is that adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.
Click here to view the tip sheet: Coping in Unsettling Times: Tips for Parents and Educators