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Helping Children Cope
The Michigan Department of Education offers the following resources to educators and parents across the state as they struggle with speaking to children about tragedy:

Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy, published by the Mayo Clinic

Listen, Protect, Connect - Model & Teach: PsychologicalFirst AID (PFA) for Students and Teachers, a pamphlet/handout produced by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events, published by Healthychildren.org

Howto talk to children about difficult news, published by the American Psychological Association

How to Help Kids Feel Safe After Tragedy, published by PBS Parents

Explaining the News to Our Kids, published by Common Sense Media


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