Talking to children and young people about conflict and war
The recent invasion of Ukraine is a deeply disturbing development. Children may see and hear things about the crisis in the news, leading to feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and fear, which parents and caregivers need to address. This page brings together a range of tools, tips and resources to help parents, carers and educators approach concerns around the current conflict as well as other news that children may find difficult or upsetting.
Save The Children: How to talk to children about war and conflict
Tips from a psychologist and children's counselor around talking to your child about war and conflict.
BBC: How to talk to your teenager about the invasion of Ukraine
Part of the BCC Bitesize Parents Toolkit, tips from a consultant clinical psychologist at the Anna Freud Centre.
Help Your Child with Scary News
Tips for parents to help your children when they feel anxious about news they read online or videos they come across while navigating the web from Dr Aaron Balick and the BBC
Newsround - How did we get here? The history of conflict of Russia and Ukraine explained.
A short video explaining the history of the conflict of Russia and Ukraine.
National Youth Agency: Ukraine Crisis Resources for Children and Young People
A collection of resources to navigate conversations with children and young people about the crisis in Ukraine and conflict.
Barnardos: Talking to Children about War
Talking To Children About War
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