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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 22, 2001 - Issue 45


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Favorite Sites


by Vicki Lockard from various sources

  Note: In light of the recent tragedy in the United States, I felt that sharing some websites that offer suggestions on how to best reassure our children would be helpful.  

Cool Links Penguin


Coping with America's Tragedy-Time for Kids
A special report for kids,6709,174727,00.html


Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Helping Children Deal With Scary News -- Thoughts from Fred Rogers


Talking With Kids About Tough Issues
The recent terrorist violence against the World Trade Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. is frightening and overwhelming for all Americans. These events, and the subsequent news reports can make children feel frightened, unsafe and insecure. Following are some resources to help initiate conversations with your kids:


Dealing with Disaster
In response to the shocking terrorist attacks on sites in the United States on September 11, the National Association of School Psychologists has placed information that can help all adults who love and care about children on their website. This information provides ways to help children begin the healing process resulting from this senseless act of violence.

Helping Children Cope
In the aftermath of the tragic events that unfolded in our nation September 11, parents are striving to express a range of emotions, including loss, grief, disbelief, horror, and fear. At the same time, they must help their children understand the day's events and cope with their feelings. National PTA offers parents the following tips:


Strategies for Parents and Teachers
During disasters, many families suffer from the onset of sudden stress. Severe stress can disrupt functioning. Overtime, relief from stress enables families to eventually reestablish equilibrium. Informed intervention can speed up this process and in many instances can prevent serious problems later.


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