What Parents Can Tell Their Children About the Newtown Tragedy
The shooting in Connecticut will undoubtedly have a deep psychological impact on those directly affected by the tragedy. But as the whole nation reels in its wake, the mental trauma to children is of particular concern, given that the majority of the victims were children as young as 5. Psychologist and co-director of UCLA's Child and Family Trauma Service, Dr. Catherine Mogil gives some advice about what to tell your children.
Home Page Photo: Cynthia Alvarez (R) is comforted by her mother Lilia as people gather for a prayer vigil at St. Rose Church following an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)