Helping Kids to Cope (and Help) When World Tragedies Strike

Monday, January 18, 2010

Kids often feel scared and powerless when a disaster – like the Haiti earthquake – hits. But there are constructive ways to talk with them about traumatic world events, and to channel their anxieties into positive outcomes.

Family contributor Ylonda Gault Caviness shares her research on the best ways to help kids cope with scary events, and ideas for how they can feel like they're helping during a tragedy. And David Desrosiers, a teen volunteer in Rhode Island, explains how he's chipping in and feeling better as a result.


David Desrosiers

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer


Ylonda Gault Caviness

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