Resources for Talking to Children About War and Global Conflict

The resources on this page provide parents, educators and other caring adults with age-appropriate tips and guidance on helping children process and cope with their feelings about humanitarian crises.

War evokes a wide range of intense response in both adults and children, including fear, anger, anxiety, and sadness. As parents and caregivers, we may be struggling with our own complex feelings and emotions, and at the same time, our children are likely to be struggling with what they are seeing and hearing.

As parents, we might not have all the answers, and that’s perfectly acceptable. If you feel that your child needs more direct emotional assistance, please reach out to a CHC Care Coordinator to set up a free 30-minute consultation.

Voices of Compassion Podcast

Talking With Kids About Violence


How to Talk With Kids About the War in Gaza and Israel

8 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Conflict and War

War, Crisis, Tragedy: How to Talk With Kids When the News is Scary

Nine Tips for Talking With Kids About Trauma

Handle With Care: Supporting Young People During Crises

Resources with Downloadable Tip Sheets or Handouts

How Parents Can Help Children Cope With Trauma [downloadable]


When the World Feels Like a Scary Place

Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Learning About Events in the News


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