Talking to your kids about tragedy
It's hard to know exactly what to tell a child after news of a horrible tragedy. Here are some sources that provide parents support:
- An excellent resource from the Sesame Street Workshop for talking to kids about grief
- Sesame Street videos for dealing with tragedy
- PBS Parents offers tips for talking about tough subjects wth your kids. And about talking to kids about what they hear on the news.
- The Fred Rogers Company posted an article about easing your child's fears.
- Several area school districts also have posted valuable tips for talking to children about violence: here and here.
"Parenting Counts: A Focus on Early Learning," co-developed by Talaris and KCTS Seattle/Television brings the research on best parenting practices into parent's daily lives through a series of television spots and workshops.
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Critical Conversations: A Town Hall Meeting on School Leadership
On November 30, roughly 80 guests enjoyed the enlightening panel discussion and reception of Critical Conversations. Local educational leaders discussed what it takes to get an exceptional principal to lead every school -- and to make a difference in the lives of all students. The audience learned about the innovative practices of one district and its training partners to develop and support effective school leaders as part of The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative.
• Dr. Tom Boasberg; superintendent Denver Public School
• Dr. Susan Korach; University of Denver/Ritchie
• Nicole Veltze; Principal, North High School
• Ruth Baldivia; Learn to Lead Resident, North High School
• Bill Kurtz; CEO, Denver School of Science and Technology