Even when we try to shield children from difficult situations, they are exposed to the news and are present when conversations about war and violence take place. These resources offer ideas for approaching this matter at home and at school.
Several of these resources were curated during the summer of 2014, but have relevance for any time of violence and crisis.
Talking to Your Children Amidst Difficult Times
by Natalie Blitt, the iCenter for Israel Education
Talking to Children About Violence
Adapted by Linda Lantieri and Sam Diener
from A Discussion Guide for Parents and Educators
Israel: Not a Time for Zealotry or Shyness with Children
by Cyd Weissman, Jewish Education Project
Responding to Crisis (in general)
from the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
Your Kids Are Ready to Talk About Israel. Are You?
from Kveller, A Jewish Twist on Parenting
Ideas For the Educator: Focus on the Family
from Jewish Peoplehood Education
by Clare Goldwater, Jewish Peoplehood Education
How to talk to children about the crisis
from the Center for Anxiety
How Can We Talk About Gaza With Our Students
from Makom of the Jewish Agency for Israel
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