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 the guided me toward Brene Brown’s roundup, helpful resources for talking to children about violence and death.  (Update: link unavailable.) I especially like the advice from Mr. Rogers.


DeeAnna Nagel of shared this roundup:

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


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

Dealing with Grief: The Connecticut Tragedy.


And thank you to Annette Frey of 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.