Talking to Children About the Shooting

Provides information on how to talk to children about mass shootings. This tip sheet describes ways to talk to children about mass violence events that involve a shooting. It gives tips about how to start the conversation, common reactions children may have, and how to seek help if needed.

Helping Children Cope With Grief

You will find tips broken down into a range of ages and experiences, and information about what to say, who should say it, what to look out for and how to help.

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for.

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

Offers parents guidance on helping their children after a shooting. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have, how parents can help them, and self-care tips after an event.