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Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Loved One

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Children of different ages will typically respond differently to death. This site will help parents guide children of all ages through this difficult time and offer suggestions regarding...more
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Children of different ages will typically respond differently to death. This site will help parents guide children of all ages through this difficult time and offer suggestions regarding when to seek outside support.

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Think College Early: Middle School Course Work - US Department of Education

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The classes and school habits formed in middle school will have a direct effect on you child's opportunities later in life. Visit this site by the Department of Education and ...more
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The classes and school habits formed in middle school will have a direct effect on you child's opportunities later in life. Visit this site by the Department of Education and take a minute to be sure you understand the future value of the classes offered to your child.

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Eating Disorders and the Family - PBS

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In an unusually frank discussion, this site offers students, families, and education professionals advice on how to help manage eating disorders, especially in people whom you care...more
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In an unusually frank discussion, this site offers students, families, and education professionals advice on how to help manage eating disorders, especially in people whom you care about. There is a wealth of information here, so parents and counselors should review the site thoroughly before using or recommending specific portions.

tag(s): eating disorders (7)

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Children and Grief - How to Help - New York University

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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents...more
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This page offers content for both parent and professional audiences, and there is almost too much information. Try it, though for a comprehensive exploration of ways in which parents and professionals can support grieving children

tag(s): psychology (64)

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Helping Children Cope with Death, Loss, and Grief - National Association of School Psychologists

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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on ...more
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While originally written as a response to the 9/11 tragedies, the content of this page offers helpful advice for children experiencing death or loss of any sort. The section on the developmental differences in young people's experiences of grief will help parents assist their children effectively.

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NASP offers a variety of additional information on related topics.

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Children's Grief - Developmental Considerations - KidSource

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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through...more
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Here's a brief chart showing how children respond differently to death and grief as they grow older. The chart also suggests helpful, appropriate responses that can help children through the process at different ages.

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Children and Grief - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of ...more
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This page offers a synopsis of the ways in which children may react to the death of a friend or loved one. It offers brief guidance on the scope of normal reactions, suggestions on helping children remember a loved one, and tips about reactions that may indicate problems that require professional attention.

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Ready.gov - Department of Homeland Security

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The Department of Homeland Security's web site on individual and family preparedness isn't strictly academic, but it offers information on emergency supplies and procedures that will...more
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The Department of Homeland Security's web site on individual and family preparedness isn't strictly academic, but it offers information on emergency supplies and procedures that will be of interest to many families and schools. While no guide for these events can be foolproof, this information offers practical steps that don't require extensive preparation or expenditures.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Depression - The Big Questions - PBS

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This PBS site for preteens and teenagers offers a fairly literate introduction to the differences between "the blues" and serious clinical depression - both major and manic. The site...more
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This PBS site for preteens and teenagers offers a fairly literate introduction to the differences between "the blues" and serious clinical depression - both major and manic. The site explains terms, discusses symptoms, and suggests ways to distinguish among these and get help for them. There is lots of information here, in a presentation that will be helpful to students who know they need help - or who know someone who may need help.

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Helping Children Cope with Disaster - FEMA

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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation,...more
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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation, the related links may also be useful.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Children and Disasters - American Red Cross

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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much...more
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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much of the focus is on natural disasters, the coping skills for children are applicable in a wide range of situations.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Teachers will find several curriculum resources in the educator's section.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters - NIMH

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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence....more
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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence. There is information for young people directly affected by these events and also for those who are reacting to them from a greater distance. The page includes information on post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as further resources for victims directly affected.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Children's Reponses to Disasters - Parent Information - NASP

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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other ...more
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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other disaster situations. There are also links to related resources for teachers and professionals

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Helping Children and Families Cope with Disaster - Michigan State University

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This page and associated resources were developed to help families cope with disasters of various sorts. The content is deeper than many similar sites, and there is a significant collection...more
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This page and associated resources were developed to help families cope with disasters of various sorts. The content is deeper than many similar sites, and there is a significant collection of links to additional resources. Both parents and teachers should find this one helpful.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Helping Children After a Disaster - AACAP

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This information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychologists offers brief guidelines about the reactions to disasters that are typical in children and young people,...more
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This information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychologists offers brief guidelines about the reactions to disasters that are typical in children and young people, along with links to more detailed information. This page concentrates on offering meaningful responses to these children.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information - National Institutes of Mental Health

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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions...more
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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions in children and young people. There is coverage of the relationships between environment and mental health, as well as the role and appropriateness of medication for specific disorders.

tag(s): behavior (46), mental health (26)

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Smart-Mouth.org - Center for Science in the Public Interest

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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with...more
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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with clever writing and graphics. The site lets students build their own meal and see its nutritional value, and the "snacktoids" offer scores of quick facts showing the effects of a diet with lots of fast foods.

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G/T Cybersource - Davidson Institute

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The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with "profoundly gifted" students - typically those with both an IQ above 150...more
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The Davidson Institute offers a broad range of resources for parents, teachers, and professionals working with "profoundly gifted" students - typically those with both an IQ above 150 and one or more specific talents. The site offers enrichment ideas, advanced placement strategies, and encouragement for students themselves. Though it is applicable to a very narrow range of students, this is a very rich resource.

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Farm Safety for Kids

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Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work ...more
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Farms can be a setting for a unique set of serious accidents, so this site on safety on farms makes sense for students in rural areas. Learn how to work safely around farm equipment, grain, mowing equipment, and more. This is an area of safety that most schools overlook.

tag(s): safety (89)

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Mathematical Cartwheels - The Irascible Professor

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Teachers and parents alike will be interested in this parent's saga of their son's experience with an overwhelming advanced math class. Readers should be sure to read the editor's response,...more
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Teachers and parents alike will be interested in this parent's saga of their son's experience with an overwhelming advanced math class. Readers should be sure to read the editor's response, which offers a helpful commentary on when "advanced" coursework becomes excessive. The editor, a faculty member at a California University, publishes commentary on educational issues from time to time.

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