Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Talking With Your Kids About Tragedy

When a tragedy occurs, it can be difficult to decide if or how much to discuss with your child. Since your child may hear about the tragedy through news, social media, or friends, it is recommended that you have an age appropriate discussion with them in order to clarify any misconceptions, and to give them the chance to ask questions. Knowing that they can have an open conversation with you can help put them at ease, and discussing it will help them to better understand why tragedies happen. The Huffington Post and North Wright County Today articles both give helpful tips on talking to your children about tragedies.

To read the Huffington Post article, click here.

To read the North Wright Country Today article, click here.

Visit our Evidence-Based Practice Directory

KidsMentalHealthInfo.com has an evidence-based practice directory that lists mental health providers trained in popular evidence-based practices available in Connecticut for children and families with behavioral health needs. Evidence-based practices are those supported by research showing that they work for most children.