9/11 Resources

Menstuff® has compiled resource information concerning September 11, 2001.

 

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About Our Kids Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events offers resources to help parents, teachers and mental health professionals explain war and terrorism to children, how to help them cope, and signs of trauma-related stress. www.aboutourkids.org

All Kids Grieve All kids experience loss. The key is to help them channel their grief into personal growth, not violence or destructive behavior. This site offers books, classroom strategies and information on how to start support groups for kids so that they grow up learning how to handle life's ups and downs. www.allkidsgrieve.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) A list of Resources to help children cope with disasters as well as AAP advice about "Communicating With Children About Disasters" and information about smallpox and anthrax. www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/cad.htm

American Counseling Association The American Counseling Association has compiled a list of ways parents and adults can help children deal with trauma. www.counseling.org/consumers_media/facts_childtrauma.htm

American Red Cross This site has three brochures that can help parents and teachers answer questions for children as well as suggestions for how adults can listen to children and reassure them. The American Red Cross also has information about relief for victims of disasters and how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies at www.redcross.org or www.redcross.org/news/ds/0109wtc/010914children.html

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) This government site provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about anthrax. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/anthrax_g.htm

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) FEMA Offers Advice On How To Talk To Children About Terrorist Attacks. www.fema.gov/nwz01/nwz01_99.htm

Family Communications Helping kids cope with scary news. www.misterrogers.org/families/

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC) Suggestions to give children the emotional support they need, and show them adults are there to take care of them. NAYEC also has an interesting article about discussing the news with 3 -7 year olds at www.naeyc.org/resources/eyly/1998/22.htm or www.naeyc.org/coping_with_disaster.htm

National Association of School Psychologists Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death and Grief: Response to a National Tragedy and a section on helping kids cope with terrorism at www.nasponline.org/NEAT/specpop.html or www.nasponline.org/NEAT/grief.html

National Institute of Mental Health Helping Kids Cope with Violence and Disaster The National Institute of Mental Health offers what is known about the impact of disasters on children and steps to minimize long-term emotional harm. www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/humandev/disas3.html or www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/violence.html

National Mental Health and Education Center "Disaster: Helping Children Cope" Information for parents to help children cope with disaster. www.naspcenter.org/safe_schools/coping.html

Strategies for Parents and Teachers - North Carolina State University During disasters, many families suffer from the onset of sudden stress. Severe stress can disrupt functioning. Informed intervention can help families and children cope with this stress in a healthy, effective manner. www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/humandev/disas3.html

Talking with Children About Terrorism Purdue Extension has developed a brief report that discusses ways to talk to young children, elementary school children, adolescents and young adults about terrorism. www.ces.purdue.edu/terrorism/children/index.html

U.S. Department of Education This government site includes a section for parents about talking with children about Terrorist Attacks and suggestions for educators about talking with children about Terrorist Attacks www.ed.gov/inits/september11/educators.html and www.ed.gov/inits/september11/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Another government site that has an article concerning anthrax prevention and treatment. www.hhs.gov/news/press/2001pres/20011010a.html

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about countering bioterrorism. www.fda.gov/cber/faq/cntrbfaq.htm

Zero to Three How to Discuss Terrorism with Young Children In response to the tragic events on September 11, 2001, Zero to Three issued a statement with ideas in addressing death and terrorism with toddlers. www.zerotothree.org/parent.html?Load=pr_091101.html

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