• Try and keep routines as normal as possible.  Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
  • Limit exposure to television and the news.
  • Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
  • Listen to kids' fears and concerns.
  • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad thngs.
  • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own reponses to crisis and stress.
  • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

Feelings can include shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, anger, disillusionment, grief, and others.  There may be trouble sleeping, concentrating, eating or remembering even simple tasks.  These feelings should pass with time. Grief is a long process, and different for most. 

A licensed mental health provider can assit in developing treatment so that those suffering can find a way to move forward.