I’d like to welcome Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD and founder of Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids to Warner’s Club House. Wendy specializes in helping children and families cope with the little and not so little issues in their lives – anger, divorce, grief and loss, moving, etc. Today, she shares her recommendations for parents to best help young children understand the recent violence in Newtown, Connecticut. Thank you, Wendy!
Newtown, Connecticut. A sleepy little town less than one hour away from where I was born. I watched in horror, with the rest of the world, as the tragedy in this small town unfolded. The trauma surrounding these events is a heavy burden to bear for the town of Newtown, and it will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark. Traumatologists, counselors, clergy and other supports will converge upon Newtown, to assist in helping its people begin to cope and pick up the pieces. It will be a long road to healing. On behalf of Kidlutions, I offer our condolences, thoughts and prayers. Read more.
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