Supporting children after terrorist attacks

Do you know how much media coverage your children have seen of the recent Las Vegas terrorist attack? Be sure to have a conversation with them about what they have seen and how they are feeling with this disturbing news.

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“Terrorism is as old as history and almost certainly older. In 68 B.C., for instance, the Roman city of Ostia, a vital port for one of the world’s earliest superpowers, was set on fire by a band of thugs. They destroyed the consular war fleet and, rather embarrassingly, kidnapped two leading senators. Panic ensued—the same panic that has now been recapitulated down the centuries, courtesy of such terror groups as the Irish Republican Army, the Palestine Liberation Organization, the African National Congress, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, al Qaeda and, most recently, ISIS.” The Scientific American Mind May/June 2016

As residents of the West Coast of the United States, our family watched the attacks unfolding on the East Coast on 9/11 as we were getting ready for work and school early that morning.  As we sat around the television with our teenage sons watching the news coverage, it was clear…

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