Useful resources re: helping children understand the war/ address worries

We recognise that the current events in the Ukraine may cause children, young people and families concern, worry and anxiety. Our Educational Psychology Service have collated a number of useful links to resources that education staff and families may find helpful.

Should you wish to discuss this further please contact Nick English, via ep.service@cognus.org.uk 

 

How to talk to children about Russia invading

Ukraine The Indepedent 26.2.22 Save the Children How to talk about Ukraine with children

Help for teachers and families to talk to pupils about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how to help them avoid misinformation. – The Education Hub (blog.gov.uk)

There are also some more generic materials that are useful:

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world/

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/wars/talking-children-about-war-violence-world

Advice if you’re upset by the news – CBBC Newsround

https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/supporting-children-manage-anxiety-over-war-conflict-and-crises?fbclid=IwAR1xHGduPW3vdQs_j6XdT9-5CiU-IaoaQxu77ote7G0TWL8uwO4KwlfKEpw

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/59143/war-crisis-tragedy-how-to-talk-with-kids-when-the-news-is-scary

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/talking-to-your-children-scary-world-news