In this 9-minute interview with Christine Merser for her Ladies Who Launch series, Marjie shares some basics for how to approach the topic of scary news with our children.

Family Leadership Center is committed to being a place to come for support in becoming a family that can talk about and handle hard topics.

We’ve started a list of resources below. Of course, at the top of the list of resources is our companionship and support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any member of our team if you need or want to talk.



Additional Resources

Interview: Barbara Fairfield, LMFT on “Handling Hard Things Together”

Marjie talks with Barbara Fairfield, LMFT on processing trauma with kids. For a summary of this interview, check out Part 2 of this post.

Interview: Marjie Longshore on “Dealing with School Shootings”

Christine Merser of Blue Shoe Content interviews Marjie on dealing with school shooting for her Ladies Who Launch web-series.

Article: Talking to Kids About Current Events

From On Our Sleeves, the movement for children’s mental health, written by Dr. Ariana Hoet.

Podcast: Parenting the Adlerian Way with Alyson Schafer

Episode 093: Dr Jody McVittie and the importance of parental co-regulation for children who are upset, explosive, angry or melting down.

Book: A Kids Book About School Shootings

From, makers of “A Kids Book About…” series on a variety of topics, including the toughest of subjects.

Website: National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

A rich resource for parents, educators, and children.

Take action for gun control with Every Town

Text “Ready” to 644-33 to join Moms Demand Action. Every Town also has an app (search “Demand Action” from your device) with steps to take to support common sense gun legislation.

Become an “Askable Adult”

A powerful campaign created by the Vermont Network.