Children in Crisis Related Sites

Children in Crisis Related Sites

AskERIC has compiled a list of resources for educators and parents to help students cope with and discuss this tragedy.

Resources that may help teachers, students, and parents from Midlink

America Responds, PBS lesson plans for elementary, middle and high schools

CNN educational Web site for classrooms, is offering resources for teachers and parents relating to the attacks

Connect for Kids has gathered a few good resources for adults to help children with their fears and grief.

Eisenhower Clearing House suggested web sites that have information for teachers/parents about how to talk with / work with children

Terrorism and the Classroom, suggestions for classroom activities plus a list of resources from

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters, from the National Institute of Mental Health

Helping Children Cope: Teacher Resources for Talking About Tragedy – Education World links to Web resources for helping children cope with crises.


Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) has developed a free guide called, “Talking to Children about Violence and other Sensitive and Complex Issues in the World.”

EduHound – links to news resources, learning resources and ways schools can contribute

Children and Responding to National Disaster Information for Children (for educators), from the National Association of School Psychologists.

The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland has put together a Response Curriculum to the Attack.

The National Education Association has a Crisis Communication Guide, and resources for teachers trying to cope with their own stress and the stress of students.

For Parents

How to Talk to Your Child About the News, from KidsHealth

Coping with Death and Grief, Connect for Kids

Helping Children Deal With Scary News — Thoughts from Fred Rogers

For Kids

Global SchoolNet has set up a space on the web to allow kids around the world to send their messages of hope, support, and condolences to those affected by the September 11th tragedy.

Check the New York City board of education website for a list of NYC schools. You can find there website at For schools wanting to send letters to NYC schools.

Additional Links

Created by storyteller and author Heather Forest

Promoting Peace in the Classroom – Online Resources