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05 June 2017

Acts of violence in public spaces can have a significant impact on children’s mental health, both directly and indirectly through exposure to extensive media coverage. The following resources may be useful for families seeking to support children through these incidents.

Australian Psychological Society
Tips for protecting children and young people from conflict and terror
Psychological topic: Trauma

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Infographic: talking about scary stuff in the news [560KB] 

Talking about traumatic news and events

Better Health Channel
Trauma - reaction and recovery   

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