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September 11: Helping Students Cope with Terrorism and Tragedy Discuss this eTheme.

These sites offer advice on helping children understand and cope with the Sept. 11 terrorism attack. Also covers how kids are affected by news and the symptoms of stress. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on September 11.

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The National Association of School Psychologists' site offers tips for helping children through a difficult time. Resources include tips for promoting tolerance, suggestions for school memorials and how to manage emotions.
Learn how the news affects children. Don't miss the "Dealing with the Terrorist Tragedy" icon at the bottom on the left.
Site includes articles about explaining terrorism to kids. One article answers common questions asked by parents or educators. On the left, a link to audio is available.
A video of a CNN reporter interviewing a trauma expert. Includes how to discuss terrorism with children and symptoms of stress.
Advice from an expert on what to tell children about war and acts of terrorism.
Contains numerous links to sites focusing on the terrorist attack and related suggested lesson plans.
Kids can submit messages of hope or scan in artwork and post it to this site.
Site is filled with tips for how teachers can help students cope with tragedy. Also includes information about what other schools are doing to help heal.
The U.S. Department of Education's site includes a letter from Laura Bush to schoolchildren and suggestions for educators.
Explore several children's news sites about the Sept. 11 tragedy and America's response. Includes interactive maps, timelines, videos, and a listing of recommended children's books. There is information about the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Osama Bin Laden. Also includes an animated movie about anthrax. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Afghanistan, the September 11 anniversary, and coping with terrorism.

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