NCSTN: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides a list of resources for parents and providers in the aftermath of mass violence. The combination of traumatic personal experiences, violent images in the media, disruption of routines and expectations of daily life, and post-violence adversities pose psychological challenges to affected children and families. Restoring a sense of safety and security, and providing opportunities for normal development within the social, family and community context are important steps to helping children, adolescents, and families recover from traumatic experiences. READ HERE.
WBEZ: In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Dr. Colleen Cicchetti, CCR Executive Director and pediatric psychologist at Lurie Children’s Hospital, sits down with WBEZ's Tony Sarabia and explains how adults should talk to children about traumatizing incidents in the news. LISTEN HERE.
Facebook LIVE: How should you talk to your kids about violence they see on the news or social media? Colleen Cicchetti, PhD, and Tara Gill, PhD, offer some insights on how to help kids cope with violent news and images. WATCH HERE.
Chicago Sun Times: The Chicago Sun Times interviews Dr. Colleen Cicchetti about recent events in Las Vegas. According to Cicchetti, "there’s almost no way to shield kids from the barrage of news about hurricanes and earthquakes or the latest mass shooting in Las Vegas, so it’s crucial to talk them through the traumatic news." READ HERE.