Sharing these different links and documents in the hope they can help us all offer support across the different age ranges of our children & young people when talking about the terrible situation Ukraine. They have come from various sources. Educational Psychology Teams (thanks Cathy O’Connor) Youth services (thanks Seline Wakerley) and ourselves.
From speaking to groups of young people as recently as last night, they are clearly finding it all the harder to accept reassurances/support being offered with this coming straight after the pandemic which turned out to be something much more than first envisaged.
We are sharing this info with Headteachers, SENCOs, Colleges, Parent/Carer groups, 3rd sector organisations, Colleagues in Childrens services & Health but any help you can give us to reach those who are ‘harder to reach’ would be really appreciated. Thank you!
- Support to explain the difficult concepts associated with the conflict – news delivery designed for children and young people and provided by Newsround. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround#more-stories-2
- Advice for children and young people if they are upset by the news – provided by Newsround. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002
- ‘A delicate balance’: experts’ tips on dealing with Ukraine anxiety in children | Children | The Guardian
- Advice if you’re upset by the news – CBBC Newsround
- Helping Children Deal with Fears and Anxiety about War and Terrorism
- How to talk to children about Russia invading Ukraine The Indepedent
- How to Talk to Kids about What is Happening in Ukraine
- Save the Children How to talk about Ukraine with children
- Talking to Children about Terrorism and War