Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How To Help Kids Deal With Trauma Of Newtown Shootings

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) December 18, 2012

"In the aftermath of last week's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, it's natural for children all over Connecticut be anxious and even frightened, not just about going to school but about life in general. Child guidance experts statewide say parents should not deny their kids' fears but should talk about them frankly and try to ease them with calmness, stability and love.
'Make sure you are honest. Don't tell them half-truths. Don't just say everything will be OK, because that will undermine their actual fears and coping skills,' says Nicole DeRonck, counseling coordinator for Newington Public Schools and a past president of the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA). Read More

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