Friday, December 11, 2015

Parenting Tips After Terrorism and Other Mass Violence

WPRI Channel 12 interviewed Family Service of RI's Sarah Kelly-Palmer, LICSW, in the wake of the mass violence recently in San Bernardino.  This is a "web extra" meaning the interview is longer and more in-depth than normally broadcast in a commercial television newscast.

Sarah gives tips concerning speaking with children in the wake of terrorism and other incidents of mass violence.

Family Service of RI is the area site for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and provides specialized counseling for children and families, including military families, affected by traumatic events.

More Tips for Parents

Other resources for parents may be found at a special page on the Family Service of RI website dedicated to child trauma.  See that page here.

Also, Family Service of RI's Susan Erstling, PhD, wrote an article for RI Parent Magazine about the topic.  See that article here.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is a wonderful resource of information for parents, teachers and others in helping children experiencing trauma.  Visit