Talking With Children About Upsetting News Events

Paula K. Rauch, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and her colleagues at MGfC offer advice about talking with children about upsetting events. Read the tips here.

How Can Parents Help Children After a National Tragedy?

Gene Beresin, MD, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media and medical director of the MGH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, shares advice on how to talk to children and teenagers after a national tragedy. Read the tips here.

Helping Children After a Disaster

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry facts for families

Helping Young Children Cope With Trauma

American Red Cross Disaster Services Brochure (PDF)

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

National Institute of Mental Health guide for parents