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In this special episode we will be discussing how parents can help their child or teen deal with the impact of the unspeakable acts in Newtown CT. We will specifically address what to listen for so you can assess your child's level of fear and anxiety. We will discuss the questions our child clients and own children have asked us about the incident and give you some ideas about how to respond to the tough questions about death and grief. Additionaly, we will give ideas for parents to manage their own fears and regain a sense of saftey and hope.
With approximately 20 years in the field of child counseling and authoring several articles, book chapters, and co-authoring an award winning book dealing with children's grief (Counseling Children & Adolescents through Grief & Loss, Fiorini, J. J. & Mullen, J. A., 2006, Research Press), Dr. Mullen is well-versed in answering your questions and talking about how children and teens experience loss and what can help as they struggle.
Please join us, you are invited to call in with your questions.
It's good to talk.