Helping Children After An Incidence of Violence

  • • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Children gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
    • Limit exposure to television and the news.

    • Be honest with children and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
    • Listen to children's fears and concerns.
    • Reassure children that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things.
    • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
    • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

    If your child is having recurring stress or anxiety related to an incident, contact your school counselor for assistance.



    Source: American School Counselor Association