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HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT VIOLENT EVENTS

 

By Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

June 13, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Anxiety. Fear. Sadness.

Events like the Orlando shooting can generate strong emotions, especially in children.

These emotions can last a few days or weeks. The County of San Diego’s Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Piedad Garcia, offers some advice on how to talk to children–and how to cope in general—with violent events like this: