Talking to Children About Tragic Events

Tragic events can affect children in many different ways.  Parents are often looking for the "right words" and the "right way" to discuss these events with their children at home.  Below we are providing some resources to assist you as a parent or guardian when you are faced with supporting your child at home during a tragic event.
Kitsap Mental Health Services Resources
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resources
There are also resources available at the numbers listed below:
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (360) 479-3033 or toll free 1-800-843-4793
Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas:  (360) 479-3033 or toll free (800) 843-4793
Kitsap Mental Health:   (360) 479-4994