H Is for Helping Hands
Eight-page guide with tips and strategies for helping children cope with troubling times.
There are ways to help children when community violence affects their lives, and you can count them on one hand. This eight-page guide is full of information, tips, and strategies around each of these guiding ideas:
- Helping Hands: Remembering we’re not alone
- Hugs: Creating a feeling of safety and security
- Hearts: Appreciating the power of kindness and compassion
- Hear: Talking and listening
- Here: Keeping routines and being present
1, 2, 3, Color Me
Sitting quietly and coloring together is a stress-reliever for adults and children alike.
I Can Stay Safe
It’s important for children to know several people they can turn to when something goes wrong.
We’re Not Alone
A music video on the power of community connections.
Trauma and the Body
An article on the effects of violence on children.
Using These Resources: Violence
Article about the Sesame Street Community & Gun Violence initiative.
I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon
A song about the power of human connections.
Community Conversation: Community Violence
Many communities are unfortunately impacted by community violence, but there are people and organizations striving to help. You can, too!