Last week's attack on the US Capitol was both gripping and scary for many people, our students included. As new information is discovered and discussed, and volitility continues in our discourse and governement, your children may be experiencing anxiety or asking questions. These are a few of the resources we use to help us manage difficult conversations in the classroom. They are easily translated to parent-child discussions.
Curiosity and Questions: A presentation (and great dictionary of terms) from the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Helping CHildren Cope with Frightening News, a website from Child Mind Institute
When Bad Things are Happening, an article from Teaching Tolerance
Parent and Caregiver Resources, a toolkit from the ADL
9 Healthy Ways to Communicate, 9 strategies for sustaining and deepening conversation from educator and film maker, Lee Mun Wah