Talking with Children About War and Other Humanitarian Crises
November 20, 2023
Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
This session will provide information on how children understand and misunderstand crises and how best to explain it to them in order to promote their understanding and adjustment. Group discussions (such as within classrooms) pose unique challenges; advice on how to address anger and blame in group settings will be discussed. Free resources, including guidance documents for parents/caregivers and websites with related information on supporting children in the aftermath of crisis and loss, will be shared. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion.