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Doug’s September 11t Resources for Children


Courtesy of  Many of us as parents and educators have special challenges in dealing with our own personal feelings while at the same time trying to help children deal with their fears and grief. The following links may help parents and educators who work with children. The Helping Children Cope section provides child development guidance for these difficult times. The Care & Share Card Program provides children with an outlet to express their thoughts and feelings. The cards children create and send to the Care & Share Card Program will be forwarded to hospitals and rescue workers. We suggest that the Care and Share Card Program be used with adults and school age children, not preschoolers.


Talking to Your Children: How to Explain the Disaster


PBS KIDS:  Resources for Parents


Wash America was started by the Welch sisters so they, as kids, could volunteer in this time of need.  Wash America’s proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross. The Wash America campaign ended October 31, 2001 with a total of $84,000 in profits.  Visit the Scholastic site to read about their accomplishment.


Books to Read With Your Children: Recommended by the APA


A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma:  A book to read with your children to help them cope with violent or traumatic events.

I Don't Have an Uncle Phil Anymore:  This book features a boy's trying to understand the death of his uncle, who was a fire fighter.

Gran-Gran's Best Trick: A Story for Children Who Have Lost Someone They Love

Gentle Willow: A Story for Children About Dying

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions