It’s hard for adults to process headline-making tragedies and how they came to be, but it can be even harder for children, particularly when a place they might consider safe, like school, is involved. We’ve collected some resources for talking with children about collective traumas and high-profile acts of violence below. While many are focused on violence and school shootings, their general advice may be applicable for any intense or scary news story like wars or disasters.

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