How to talk to your child about a tragedy or violence:

Talking to your kids after a tragedy, or even preparing them in case one happens can be hard. There are resources out there to help.

Click here for information from PBS. They have advice and links about a variety of stressful situations.
They also have several videos kids can watch. They include characters from Daniel Tiger and Arthur explaining what do during an emergency. has tips for talking to younger children, older children, or children with developmental disabilities.
They also have information to help parents learn about school safety and plans.

Every year thousands of families walk through our doors to begin their journey in the offices of our highly skilled therapists. If you could walk down our halls and learn about the stories unfolding behind these doors, you would learn about marriages previously coming apart at the seams that are now stronger than ever. You might hear the laughter of children, who with the help of their therapist found the courage to face their fears, which were all too real. You could find an older man who is grieving the loss of his wife, but who is, with the help of his therapist, making it through each new day, and finding hope along the way.

You would find numerous stories, some very different than your own, but some perhaps very similar. The people behind these doors are children, adults, and families who are finding help for issues in their lives. Lampion Center makes a difference daily in our community because we are making a difference daily in the lives of those who live here.

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