Graphic images and footage of events unfolding in Ukraine are not easy to process, especially for children and youth. It's even more difficult for those who have experienced trauma or witnessed violence themselves.
Parents and caregivers are faced with the challenge of explaining violence and war to children. Although difficult, these conversations are extremely important. Below are resources to help children feel more secure and understand the world in which they live.
- Talking to children about violence: Tips for parents and teachers (NASP)
- Why the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Is Relevant to Teachers (EdWeek)
- Unrest in Ukraine (Brown University – Choices Program, 2014)
- Background on Modern Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe (Constitutional Rights Foundation)
- Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World (Teacher Vision)
- How to Talk With Students About the Russia-Ukraine War: 5 Tips (EdWeek)
- Resources For Educators, Families To Discuss The Events In Ukraine With Students (San Diego County Office of Education)