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How to Discuss Tragedy with K-6 Students

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From destructive natural disasters to senseless school shootings, the need to help students understand, make sense of, and deal with tragedy is becoming increasingly common. It can be especially difficult for many elementary school teachers, who may be struggling with questions such as: “What information do we share,” “How do I talk to my students about events that I also feel emotional about,” and “What is my role, and how do I best interface with parents’ wishes around these tough topics?” Join Dr. Michelle Anthony as she discusses how educators can best support young learners when tragedy strikes. She will provide suggestions and strategies for discussing these difficult topics with children in grades K-6.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Monday, July 22, 2013 @ 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Counseling, School Safety
Tags: administrator resources, counseling, dealing with grief, discussing tragedy, DOL722, K-6, natural disasters, school safety, tragedies, tragedy, violence

Reviews (24)

Full Member
Some good tips on how to present info to our students without scaring them that our world is as unsafe as we may sometimes worry! Thanks for the tips.
Basic Member
Good strategies educators can use to help students deal with tragedy.
Full Member
Thank you for presenting a tough topic.
Full Member
Thanks Michelle. Even though I teach older kids, this was good information to hear.
Basic Member
Thank You!
Basic Member
thank you
Full Member
Nice review of ideas, thank you.
Basic Member
Thank you.
Basic Member
Good information and ideas that everyone should know.
Basic Member
Dr. Anthony discussed some good points that I had not considered before. This was good information to help me be better prepared in the event of a tragedy. Grateful this webinar was available. Thank you.
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