Talking to Children About Terrorism
Children, especially young children, may experience challenging emotions when faced with stress resulting from exposure to terrorist acts. From the recent bombing in Boston to terrorist events that occur in other parts of the world (e.g., Israel, Spain, London, Pakistan), exposure to terrorism and
its graphic results is a difficult experience for many children today. Parents and other adults can best
support children through kindness, understanding and reassurance.
NDSU Extension Service's publication, "Talking to Children About Terrorism," helps parents and other adults understand how children may respond to acts of terrorism, how adults can help children deal with the stress from terrorism and that some children may be at more risk for problems needing attention.
NDSU News Releases
- Talk to Children About Terrorism
- Help Children Deal with Stress Related to Terrorism
- Terrorism Stressful for Adults
- NDSU Kids & Family Publications
- Talking to Children about Terrorism, Resources from Purdue Extension
- AboutOurKids.org - New York University Child Study Center
- Talking with Children about War - Pointers for Parents
- Helping Kids Bounce Back: What do we know about kids and stress?
- Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering From Disasters and Other Traumatic Events
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network