Since the results of the 2016 Presidential election became known, we at DEY have been hearing heart-breaking stories from teachers and colleagues all over the country about children's reactions. Crying children. Frightened children. Confused children. Latino children worried that their parents would be deported or that they would have to move from the United States. Black children wondering if "we are going back to slavery now?" Muslim children afraid to go to school.
We have gathered some resources, listed below, that we hope will be helpful to teachers and parents and we will add more as they become available.
Guidelines for Helping Younger Children Deal with the Election by DEY Senior Advisor Diane Levin
Helping Kids Feel Safe and Supported Post-Election from Committee for Children
How Parents Can Help Children & Teens Cope with the Stress of the Election Results
from the Child Development Institute
Media Moment: What the World Needs Now from Center on Media and Child Health
Talking to Children About the Election from the American Academy of Pediatrics
What Should We Tell Our Kids? Be Tomorrow's Leaders Today from Common Sense Media