DCF Helps Parents Talk To Kids After Tragedy

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – When tragic events, like the Boston Marathon bombings, appear on the news, it can be hard on adults, but for kids it can be even more confusing. Many parents may want to shield their kids from news of a disastrous event but it’s difficult. Kids will often find out about it from TV, the Internet or friends at school.

Parents may then start awkwardly fielding questions from their kids. How do you explain that scary events do occur while still making your children feel safe?

Jennifer Evans, a licensed mental health counselor and traumatologist at the Department of Children and Families specializes in compassion fatigue, and she offers these signs to look for in your children and ways you can comfort your child during this time.

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