Talking with Kids About Violence

Tragic events occur far too often and parents and caregivers may be looking for resources to discuss difficult topics with kids and teens. Below are articles and guides to help facilitate sensitive and age-appropriate conversations. 

15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence | Colorin Colorado (Multilingual)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers | Natl. Assoc. of School Psychologists (Multilingual)

Talking to Kids about Fear and Violence | Mental Health America

Explaining the News to Our Kids | Common Sense Media

Violence in Communities | Sesame Street in Communities

To learn more about gun violence, including reading stories of survivors, see this booklist created by library staff.