Talking About the Newtown Tragedy

The Hartford Courant printed an excellent article on speaking with children in the aftermath of the Newtown shooting:
Be calm and delicate with the facts, said Julian Ford, a clinical psychologist at the UConn Health Center who specializes in post-traumatic stress disorder. "First thing to remember is that children hear everything," Ford said. "We do want to protect them from graphic details and we don't want to scare them, while at the same time, we don't want to try to pretend that this isn't a very sad event."

Full article here.

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