The events of September 11, 2001 have been shocking, frightening and confusing for all of us, especially our children.
C.A.S.T.L.E. supports teachers and parents who are in the difficult role of being comforters in a time of fear and counselors that must explain the realities of our sometimes violent world.
While we cannot reach out in person to each and every one of the victims of this tragedy or those who must answer the question "Why did this happen?" in homes and schools, we would like to provide these links to resources that we hope will be helpful during this difficult time.
Two sites from the National Association of School Psychologists which may be of some help today in your school. (Source: Kathy Schrock's site).
AskERIC has compiled a list of resources for educators and parents
Resources that may help teachers, students, and parents from Midlink
America Responds, PBS lesson plans for elementary, middle and high
Connect for Kids
has gathered a few good resources for adults to
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters,
Helping Children Cope: Teacher Resources for Talking About Tragedy -
Themes in Education: Proud to be an American
Children and Responding to National Disaster Information for Children
The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland has put together a
The National Education Association has a Crisis Communication Guide,
***** For Parents
How to Talk to Your Child About the News, from KidsHealth
Coping with Death and Grief, Connect for Kids
Helping Children Deal With Scary News -- Thoughts from Fred Rogers
***** For Kids
Global SchoolNet has set up a space on the web to allow kids around the
Check the New York City board of education website for a list of NYC
If you have any resources on the Web that you have found helpful, we
invite you to share them with us so we can post them here. Please contact
The C.A.S.T.L.E. Technology Consultants family.
One of our partners, Adrian Aguirre,