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Resources for Talking With Kids About Violence

In these distressing times, it is vital that communities band together. Young children shouldn’t have to learn about tragic events; whether seeing it on the news, hearing about it from those around them, or experiencing it first hand - exposure to tragedy has become all too common. As acts of violence continue to increase, some parents may struggle with what to say and how to appropriately answer their child(ren)’s questions. 

It has become more important that parents have access to resources that can assist them in having those difficult conversations. We at rootid would like to share this list of resources that provide tips and best practices for talking to your children about tragedy and violence. It is our hope that you will find this list useful as you process your feelings and  support your children.

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