Tips for Talking
For Children and Adolescents
Helping Children in Times of Crisis provides suggestions for helping
children deal with crisis.
How To Help Children offers tips to parents on how to talk with
children in times of crisis.
How Families Can Help Children Cope with Fear and Anxiety provides
tips for parents to keep the lines of communication with their children
open and alerts parents and other caregivers to common signs of fear and
Helping Children Cope With Fear & Anxiety offers pointers for
parents and caregivers to help children cope with tragic events.
What Teens Can Do provides information for teens to help understand
some of their reactions as well as others, to a crisis. Suggestions are
also provided to help ease the unfamiliar feelings related to the event.
A Guide for Parents and Teachers explains how preschool age, early
childhood, and adolescent children may respond to a crisis. The link is
intended for parents and teachers to be informed, recognize problems,
and respond appropriately to the needs of children.
For Emergency and Disaster Response Workers
These resources were collected by The
Center for Mental Health Services at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health