Helping Children Cope With Terrorism

Tips for Responding to Terrorism

The terrorist attacks that took place at New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, have taken an immeasurable toll on Americans — children included. By now, children all over the country have seen the horrific images of the disaster and have serious concerns and questions about the attack and their personal safety.

Below are links to articles that can help you as parents, teachers and caregivers talk with the children in your lives about the terrorist tragedy. Also included in the links below are articles written specifically for teens and young children about how to cope and how to help in the coming days, weeks and months.

If you are interested in having a child development or education specialist talk with a school or community group about dealing with violence and tragedy, please call UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Community Education Department at 412-692-7105, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.