Resources for Youth Discussion on Trauma & Grief

We are thinking of our friends, members, and the children our educators serve with heavy hearts in the wake of the terrible tragedy in Broward County, Florida. Our educators are already among the strongest people we know. We’ve heard countless firsthand accounts of how our educators will do everything in their power to protect and support their students, and to help them achieve greatness despite the myriad of challenges they face every day. And then comes a day like February 14, 2018.

We’re sending all our educators and readers strength for the many difficult moments and important conversations ahead. In case it is a helpful place to start, find below a few resources to support discussions with youth about grief and traumatic events.

From the NEA
Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: How to Talk to Students.

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event.

From Share My Lesson
Family Conversations about Current Events: Gun Violence and Mass Shootings.

From First Book
Tools to Support the Learning & Development of Students Experiencing Childhood and Adolescent Trauma.