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Last Updated: Sep 19th, 2011 - 19:28:10


Helping Kids Cope
By ClassBrain Staff
Aug 14, 2011, 5:21pm

Coping through Creativity

One of the most important issues facing the nation in the aftermath of the September 11th   terrorist attacks is helping our children cope.  It is understandably difficult as we as adults cannot even grasp the enormity of the tragedy. How do we help our young children as we’re trying to help ourselves?  Several important suggestions and plenty of sound advice is available for those concerned.  Through creative outlets such as drawing pictures, writing poetry, telling stories, writing letters to rescue workers and writing letters about feelings, we can help children face the issues of today’s world. Most importantly, kids are encouraged to voice their fears to parents, friends and teachers as a way to alleviate them.  The sites below are just a sample of the myriad of available resources designed to ease the delicate task of restoring a feeling of security in our children’s lives.
Giggle Poetry - A funny site devoted to poetry for and from small children. Guaranteed to lighten the darkest mood!
Source:     Giggle Poetry
The University of Michigan Health System – A page including articles such as ‘Helping your child to cope’ and  ‘How to help your child after a disaster’.
Source:     UMHS

Resources for Educators - A learning link devoted to articles, links and lesson plans to help children. Great for teachers!
Source:     Education Planet

The United Way of America - Many pages are devoted to coping with tragedy but especially relevant here is the ‘Family Activities’ section, ‘Age Appropriate Responses’ and a list of further links for help. 
Source:     The United Way

Letters of Thanks – Find out where to send letters of thanks to the rescue workers working at ground zero in New York City.
Source:     Federal Emergency Management Agency

Kids Making a Difference – Find out how to make a difference by either mailing letters to NY Firefighters, Children in NY and DC or the Mayor and people of NY. Add your work of art to the online gallery, or speak your mind in the peace forum.
Source:     Gigglepotz

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