Resources for children and their parents and educators
Dealing with the American tragedy of September 11, 2001
The following materials were compiled to aid parents, teachers and caregivers in discussing with children and teens the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
*Edited April 2007 to remove dead links.
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Helping Children After a Disaster
- American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Advice on Communicating with Children About Disasters
- American Psychological Association Help Center
- Calm Young Children; Explain to Older Kids. (USA Today)
- Children, Stress and Natural Disasters: School Activities for Children (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
- Cornell Expert Advises Parents on How to Help Children Cope with News of Terrorist Attacks
- Disaster Handouts and Links
- Disaster Training International. After a Disaster: What You Can Do with Your Children
- Families Can Help Children Cope with Fear and Anxiety. (The Center for Mental Health Services)
- The Grief Recovery Institute
- Helping America Cope
- Helping Parents Talk to Their Kids About Violence: Resources for Parent Educators
- How to Talk to Children About Terrorist Attack. (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
- National Association of School Psychologists.
- National Mental Health Association. Helping Children Handle Disaster-Related Anxiety
- Recognizing Stress in Children.
- Talking to Children About Violence Against Kids. (Human Development & Family Life Education Resource Center at Ohio State University)
- Talking with Kids About Violence.
- Talking with Kids and Teens About Violence. (Allen County [Indiana] Public Library)
- Tips for Talking to Your Child About Tragedy (Multnomah County [Oregon] Library)
- What to Tell Children About Terrorist Bombings. (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago)