How to talk to children about traumatic events

Trying to process the acts of mass violence that seem to permeate our world is difficult. Talking about it can be even more so. Many parents have found themselves grappling with explaining these situations to their children when we as adults find it incomprehensible.

Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron sat down with Dr. Kelly Moore, the Director for the Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery at Rutgers Health and an expert on emotional health for kids in the wake of trauma.

For more information on this subject, review the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s tips on how talk with children after a mass shooting.

 

We’re in this together
For a better-informed future. Support our nonprofit newsroom.
Donate to NJ Spotlight