Helping Young People Through Scary Times


The world can be a scary place for children and adults alike. When acts of violence, despair and/or tragedy occur, children look to the adults in their lives for answers. As caring adults, we may have questions ourselves, including how to help our young people through difficult times. Here are a few tips for talking with the young people in your life about tragedy in the news.

These suggestions come from a variety of sources including:


Colorin Colorado

The Fred Rogers Company

Mental Health America



For more information on-line, go to Links – Tips for Families, Parents and Youth Workers