The Sandy Hill shootings are simply unimaginable. The scope of the tragedy is unthinkable. Its’ utter senselessness is beyond comprehension.
Yet it happened. And, though it rarely reaches the scale of what we saw in Connecticut, tragedy is a regular occurrence in the lives of children and families. Tragedy can be terrifying in the lives of children, whether they’ve experienced it first hand or are simply witnesses to it…or even if they’re just hearing it over and over again on the evening news.
As ministry leaders, how do we help them? What do we do to support them during a life-numbing experience?
Here are 6 links which provide great counsel in helping parents & children deal with crisis:
Resource list from the National Alliance for Grieving Children
Bill Emeott on the Kids Ministry 101 blog
Advice from Focus On The Family
A post from Linda Ranson Jacobs
A post from Ryan Frank
A post from Karl Bastian at Kidologist.com