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Coping with the traumatic news from Haiti

A message from:
Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
Lyman Maynard Stowe Library
University of Connecticut Health Center
Judith Kronick, Healthnet Reference Librarian

If you are asked for recommendations for online resources about helping children–and adults– cope with the traumatic news about the earthquake in Haiti, here are some suggestions….

“Talking to Kids About World Natural Disasters”
Advice from a child psychologist at the New York Child Study Center

“Managing your distress about the earthquake from afar”
An article from the website of the American Psychological Association, national professional association of psychologists

“Talking to Children about Earthquakes and other Natural Disasters”
Written by a child and adolescent psychiatrist. On the website of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

“The Tragedy in Haiti: Helping Children Cope: Tips for Parents and Caregivers.”
Ideas for helping all children and adolescents as well as those in the U.S. whose families have been personally impacted by the Haitian earthquake. From the website of the National Association of School Psychologists

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