Talking to Children About Tragic Events

Tragic events can affect children in many different ways. Parents are often looking for the "right words" and the "right way" to discuss these events with their children at home. Below we are providing some resources to assist you as a parent or guardian when you are faced with supporting your child at home during a tragic event.

Kitsap Mental Health Services Resources

National Association of School Psychologists

National Council for Family Relations

There are also resources available at the numbers listed below:

  • 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (360) 479-3033 // toll free 1-800-843-4793
  • Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas: (360) 479-3033 // toll free (800) 843-4793
  • Kitsap Mental Health: (360) 479-4994