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Resources for helping children cope with tragedy and scary images in the media


Picture books to share with young children

Web sites that help kids and teens cope with tragedy
Resources that foster tolerance
 

**Picture books to share with young children:**

All of Me by Molly Bang

All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

Fire Drill by Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender

A Good Day by Kevin Henkes

I Call My Hand Gentle by Amanda Haan

When the Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow

 

** Web sites that help kids and teens cope with tragedy:**

These web sites include suggestions on ways to help children and teenagers deal with stress and anxiety. Many of the sites include additional links to other resources.

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Red Cross

Children's Grief Education Association
Educators for Social Responsibility
Fred Rogers talks about tragic events in the news

NAEYC resources for coping with disasters, tragedy and violence

Sesame Street - Tragic Times, Healing Words

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**Resources that foster tolerance:**

Resources for kids, parents and educators from Teaching Tolerance, a national community committed to human rights.

Fifty Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know (Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Images Of Community In Books For Children And Young Adults (Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison)

40 Books About Peace and Social Justice (Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Jane Addams Book Award: books that promote peace, social justice and world community.

The Peace Page - Uma Krishnaswami
The site groups books by the following categories: "War and Oppression," "The Nature of Conflict," and "Peace and Peacemaking." The site also contains several links to Peace web sites.

UNESCO, A Global Quest for Tolerance


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