Children and Violence

Created on April 15th, 2013

About This Bin

Children will have questions about the tragedy in Boston. This bin has resources to help adults provide support and care during this time.
Talking to Children Following the Boston Marathon Bombing...And Listening!

Talking to Children Following the Boston Marathon Bombing...And Listening!

By Melanie Gordon
Here we are again at a place where we need to reassure children that they are safe even when we may not feel safe ourselves. Shock, fear, anxiety, anger, and confusion are normal, … read more
Ideas for Elementary School-Aged Children

Ideas for Elementary School-Aged Children

By Lavinia Thornton Odejimi and Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton
“This will be our reply to violence: To make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” —Leonard Bernstein These activities can… read more
Helping Children Cope with Violence

Helping Children Cope with Violence

By LeeDell Stickler
Because we live in a broadcast news society, children you know will be hearing this story over and over and over again for the next few days. How can you help the children in your … read more
How to Help Children After a Crisis

How to Help Children After a Crisis

By Delia Halverson
In times of crisis, more than anything else, children need our love. They need to know they are loved, not with a showering of gifts but in a physical way. Hug them. Hold them… read more