Talking to children after tragedy
Boston Children's Hospital

  • Tell children what happened
  • Answer their questions simply and honestly
  • Limit exposure to media
  • Make sure they know that events like these are rare
  • Let them know that adults are working all the time to keep them safe
  • Understand that they may need time to process what has happened
  • If the child is very sad or anxious and nothing you are doing is helping, call their doctor

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