With the war in Iraq, high international tensions, and the increased
threat of terrorism, all of us need to share our reserves of sensitivity,
reassurance, and love more than ever. As adults who care deeply about
children and youth, we carry a special responsibility to listen really
well, both verbally and nonverbally, to the wide range of feelings
and thoughts that youngsters of all ages are experiencing. They are
depending upon us for guidance, stability, and accurate information.
This Web page provides camera-ready and audio resources in English
and Spanish for supporting and educating families and children in coping
with the constant evidences of war. You may download all items verbatim.
Please cite the source as the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension
Service, giving the names and titles of the authors as they appear
below (if space allows) at the end of each article.
We have worked as a team in developing this site. Please feel free
to communicate with us using the following email address: email@example.com.
You can be sure that one of us will quickly respond. (Carole Gnatuk,
Alex Lesueur, Brian Fitzpatrick, Bob DeMattina, Bob Flashman, and Sam
Short Media Spots on Helping Children Cope with the War
Audio Versions of Short Media Spots
Los Estados Unidos y la Guerra: Mantenga la Seguridad de su Hijo
Short radio spots in Spanish
Audio Versions of Short Media Spots
Resources for parents, teachers, and family support professionals
in times of war.
CYFERnet is the Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research
website contains comprehensive resources listed
the following headings: talking with children about war
and terrorism, classroom
resources, stress and coping, protecting children
from traumatic media exposure, patriotism, related organizations
and resources for military families.
- http://www.reeusda.gov/1700/statepartners/usa.htm Access to state Cooperative Extension web sites across the country.
- http://www.agnr.umd.edu/HotTopics/preparedMD.htm Supporting
Maryland families during times of war. Useful resources for all states
as well as Maryland. Prepared by Susan Walker, Ph.D.,
Family Life Specialist, Maryland Cooperative Extension.
- http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/news/stories/news2256.html Parents
must interpret war talk for their children, by Aaron Ebata, ACES
News, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer
March 19, 2003. Contact Aaron Ebata, Ph.D., Family Life
Specialist, Illinois Cooperative Extension, at (217) 333-2912, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- http://family-info.info/. Family-Info.Info: War Words. This is
a new consumer website from Cooperative Extension at North Carolina
State University. It contains brief articles for families that change
weekly but are archived for future reference. Current offerings emphasize
ideas for families on communicating with children about war.
- http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fcs/smp9/disspan.html Hablar
con niños y jóvenes: Cuando el hablar se hace
dificil (Talking with children during tough times). Adaptado por
DeBord, Ph. D.,
la Universidad del Estado de Carolina del Norte, Servicio
Cooperativa. Originalmente desarrollado por Judy Myers-Walls,
Ph. D., Servicio de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad
de Purdue (preparado como respuesta al ataque del terrorista,
septiembre 11 de
2001). Traducido por Dr. H. Nolo Martínez, Director
de la Oficina de Asuntos Hispano/Latinos, Oficina del Gobernador
de Carolina del Norte.
- http://www.aacap.org/publications/apntsfam/fff55.htm Comprendiendo
el comportamiento violento de niños
y adolescents (Understanding violent behavior in children
and adolescents). Publisher: American
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1996). This
factsheet describes factors that influence violent
behaviors and discusses
- http://www.nydic.org/resource_crises.cfm Helping
children, youth & families
cope with terrorism and war: Resources for service providers.
Website contributed by Allan T. Smith, Ph.D., National 4-H Program
National 4-H Headquarters. This is the website of the
National Youth Development Information Center (NYDIC), an internet
fact sheets, curricula, websites and other resources
to better equip social workers, teachers, youth group leaders and
youth and families cope with terrorism and war. NYDIC
is operated by the National Collaboration for Youth, a coalition
leading providers and supporters of services for children and youth.
- http://www.naeyc.org/resources/news/supporting_children.asp Supporting
young children during war and conflict. National
Association for the Education of Young Children. This website contains
with young children in groups as well as suggestions
for families. There are links to numerous other sites.
- http://npin.org/library/2001/n00578/n00578.html Talking
about terrorism, tragedy, and resilience: Resources for parents,
and family support professionals. National Parent Information
- http://www.aap.org/family/frk/frkit.htm Family
Readiness Kit: Preparing to Handle Disasters. American Academy
The AAP includes information on numerous types of disasters on
- http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/eden/default.aspx The Extension
Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links Extension educators
from across the U.S. and various disciplines so they can use
and share resources
reduce the impact of disasters. From food safety to
field safety, from the physical to the psychological, and
from governmental process
to community development,
EDEN has resources you can use.
- http://wwwagwx.ca.uky.edu/EDEN/EDEN.html Kentucky
Extension Disaster Education Network, a branch of EDEN
(see above website). Point of contact: Tom Priddy, Biosystems and
of Kentucky, 245 C. E. Barnhart Building,
Phone: (859) 257-3000, ext. 245. Email: email@example.com.
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Original Document: March 18, 2003