Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~

14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605
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How to Support a Child After a Tragedy

Sadly, we all, including our young students, are again facing the tragic news of recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas. Our hearts are aching for the victims and their families. Many may be struggling with what to say or do for our children to help ease their fears and to protect them. Below, we share straightforward tips for speaking with and supporting children after scary and confusing events such as these. Our colleagues at the Center for Grieving Children have provided these tips for helping your child cope with loss.