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WELLBEING: TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE


WELLBEING: TALKING WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE

The 24 hour news cycle has shown us upsetting images raising many questions, especially for our young people, about what is happening.

Parents and caregivers need to be guided by their child’s curiosity. There is strong evidence to suggest that having a supportive discussion about a stressful event in a developmentally appropriate way, can actually decrease distress. It’s best to “name it, to tame it.” This will also combat any misinformation to which they have most likely already been exposed to through social media, pictures or video clips.

This Special Report offers guidance on how best to discuss the conflict in Ukraine.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact wellbeing@redlands.qld.edu.au for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to the School TV special report:
https://redlands.qld.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-conflict-ukraine-au

We encourage you to also check out other related topics such as Anxiety or Resilience