When traumatic events like shootings and natural disasters happen in our communities, our country, or the world, the news can affect our children’s mental health in different ways. Here is information from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help parents and caregivers support their children during times of crisis.

American Academy of Pediatrics

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Adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) patient education brochure Responding to Children's Emotional Needs During Times of Crisis: Information for Parents.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

In all aspects of its publishing program (writing, review, and production), the AAP is committed to promoting principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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