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Look for the Helpers

November 16, 2015

Sad day

Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 11.08.49 AMI know that the news from Paris is stressful and trying to make sense of it is very difficult. For students this kind of news can be even more difficult, turning their world upside down. This depends on their age, their personal relationships with others, and so many other factors. Today I share a resource from a Compass Point blog post, November 14, called Talking with Children about Tragic Events and Loss written by Josie Holford.

At the above link you’ll hear the famous Mr. Rogers tell about a conversation he had with his mom who suggested to Fred as a child: “Look for the helpers.” There are always folks who want to help. This certainly helps to focus on the good in a situation. And the second part at the link is information that was written by psychologist Rob Evans on the five points in helping those who work with young people and written in response to 9/11. Some of this may be useful to you in your classrooms as is or adapted, when students come through the classroom doorway today.

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