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Posts about Coping
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Living in a world where there are a number of ongoing conflicts, terror, and acts of violence close to home, it seems that children are exposed to an increasing amount of intense events. With endless news coverage, it is becoming harder to protect children from these realities.
Friday, October 2, 2015
After witnessing a traumatic event, such as school shooting or natural disaster, or watching the event unfold on the news, many children may have questions or experience feelings of anxiety, confusion, or fear. It’s important that adults know how to help them overcome their feelings of grief or fear in a supportive way.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Two of our Child Life Specialists discuss a new program that is designed to help ease anxiety in children with autism during their visits to the Emergency Department at the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine.
Monday, February 23, 2015
“It’s a beautiful way to capture the child’s experience. Every yellow bead was a night in the hospital, every black bead was a needle poke,” said Heather Langlois, a social worker who manages the Beads of Courage program at Children’s National. Learn more about our Cardiac ICU’s Beads of Courage program.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
It's important to remember that children process tragedy and violence differently than adults. Learn what to expect from your child based on their age and what you can do to help them cope.
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