What we don’t need in the midst of struggle is shame for being human.
— Brene Brown

Mental Health, Tragedy, Crisis & Violence

We recommend the following websites and apps to be your guide to understanding how to tackle hard conversations personally and with the children in your life.

American Academy of Pediatrics: This site offers an array of advice from stages of development to healthy eating to safety and family life. One article we particularly like is giving us words to talk to our children about tragedy when it occurs. As many sites share, the approach to these difficult conversations vary by the age of the child you are talking to.

American Psychological Association: There are many prominent psychological issues discussed on this site with links to each issue and related support and research. The main pages highlights current events and how they are related to these main issues such as violence, depression, and eating disorders.

National Association of School Psychologists: This incredible resource offers an overview of the invaluable role school psychologists play in our modern school districts. NASP has made high quality resources available to the public to guide parents and teachers in speaking to their children about crisis, violence, threats, natural disasters, mental health, and grief to name a few.

National Center for Grieving Children and Families: Offering grief resources for students of all ages, this site helps parents talk through tragic events step-by-step here.