Helping Children and Parents Heal – A Roundup of Resources

Ordinarily this would be the time I roundup and share a number of educational resources with you.  In the wake of events in Connecticut, however, I’ve come across a number of helpful resources for parents that seem much more important at the moment.

 

Consider it a roundup of roundups that offer support, guidance, and healing.

 

I wouldn’t advise attempting to read ALL of the links included in the following resources.  Not all at once, anyway.  My hope is that at least a few of the articles offer you a source of wisdom and solace.

 

Ce Eshelman of AttachmentAndTraumaTreatmentCenter.com guided me toward Brene Brown’s roundup, helpful resources for talking to children about violence and death.  I especially like the advice from Mr. Rogers.

 

DeeAnna Nagel of OnlineTherapyInstitute.com shared this roundup:

Reflections on schools, children, and tragedy… online resources to help the healing.

 

Audrey Pellicano R.N.,M.S. of WiseWidow.com provided this article:

Dealing with Grief: The Connecticut Tragedy.

 

And thank you to Annette Frey of BiscuitsByLambchop.com for directing me toward these compelling articles:

I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother

“I Am Adam Lanza’s Psychiatrist”: A Response From the Mental Health Trenches to “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”

 

I’ll end here with a ray of hope brought to you by Ann Curry

Inspired to act: #26Acts of kindness to honor those lost in Newtown, Conn.

 

Bless you, Ann.  Mitzvahs are spreading like wildfire.