Talking to Young People About the U.S. Capitol Breach

The world moves so quickly. Just as we, as adults, are trying to process the events that unfolded in Washington D.C. yesterday afternoon, so many of us are called upon today to help our students cope with their intense thoughts and feelings.

Here are a list of resources we have compiled for those of you navigating difficult discussions with children and adolescents.

Teaching Tolerance–When Bad Things Are Happening
Responding to Events at the Insurrection of the US Capitol
Resources for teachers on the days after the US capitol
Helping Students in Troubling Times (from the American School Counseling Association)
Caring for Students in the Wake of a Traumatic News Event
How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime and War
Engaging Kids In Civil Discourse
How to Talk to Your Kids About the Breach at the U.S. Capitol
Talking to Kids About Violence: Tips for Parents & Teachers
Responding to Children’s Emotional Needs During Times of Crisis