Postedby:Whitney Raglin Bignall, PhD
Ariana Hoet, PhD
Jacquelyn Doxie King, PhD on Jun 03, 2020
Although caregivers try to protect children from traumatic events, many children witness and are aware of the violence occurring in their world. It is important for caregivers to talk to their children and be mindful of the stress they may experience related to these events.
In light of recent events, many caregivers may find themselves struggling to talk about the concepts of race, ethnicity and racism with kids. It is okay not to know all the answers. You can look them up and learn together!
Adjusting to wearing masks or social distancing can be especially challenging for children who have rigid routines or have heightened sensitivity to change. Here are some recommendations to help with communication, understanding and coping for these children.
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