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Winter/Spring 2003 FaithWorks (PDF, 94 pages) See pages 62-64 for Critical Conversations: Congregations Responding to Youth & Crisis. This is a primer prepared by Rev. Aaron Payson and the UU Trauma Ministry Team.

Talk With Kids offers resources for parents and teachers to help facilitate communication and health around tough issues, such as the news, violence, crisis, and more.

The Public Conversations Project's guides for parents (Guide to Family Dialogue) and leaders (Guide to Community Dialogue) to help facilitate dialogue about post-September 11th world.

The Parent Center offers many articles and talking tips about terrorism and violence.

Advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, especially their article on Communicating With Children About Disasters.

The American Psychological Association offers information, including the resources on Managing Traumatic Stress.

Information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, especially their article Helping Children After a Disaster.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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