Number of unique resources found: 2
Author: Goodman, Robin
Description: Kids ask lots of tough questions but questions about acts of terrorism or war are some of the hardest to answer, especially when the news provides immediate and graphic details. Parents wonder if they should protect their children from the grim reality, explore the topic, or share their personal beliefs. This guide helps answer some common questions and concerns parents and professionals have about talking to children about terrorism and war.
Author: Evans, William
Description: With the recent shooting tragedies that have rocked our nation, a conversation about how to meet and support mental health needs has emerged. This is a societal issue that touches all ages and families. Parents and families that have children and members with mental health problems often must overcome a list of concerns before they secure help. But understanding a problem exists and securing support is critical. Stigma, access to support and resources, and costs are all obstacles for those with family members or friends suffering from mental illness. It is often painful for family members to realize someone close to them is sick. But admitting there is a problem and overcoming the discomfort of seeking help is the initial step. Resources do exist to help those suffering from mental illness and who may be a threat to themselves or others. With the goal of putting information at the fingertips of those trying to support those suffering from mental illness, the CYFERnet team recommends the following resources.