|TERRORIST ATTACKS AND CHILDREN
When terrorist attacks occur, our children may witness or learn about these events by watching TV, talking with people at school, or over hearing adults discussing the events. For instance, the September 11th, 2001 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing received widespread attention and media coverage and many children were exposed. But how should we speak to our children about these events when they occur? Should we shield them from such horrors or talk openly about them? How can we help children make sense of a tragedy that we ourselves cannot understand? How will children react? How can we help our children recover? Fortunately, there have been relatively few terrorist attacks. One consequence of this is that there is little empirical research to help us answer the above questions. Information from related events can be used to provide answers.
Resource Category: 9/11 - COUNSELING SERVICES
Added: Feb 09, 2006