HealthDay - Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless – Lisa Esposito
It's the day after the Boston Marathon bombings and three people are dead, including an 8-year-old boy who came to cheer on friends during the race. The boy's mother and sister are both seriously injured. A nation is on edge—again. And parents are wondering what to tell their young children and how to help them cope with the carnage. By now, children have already seen and heard a lot about the Boston tragedy, noted Dr. Rachel Yehuda, a psychiatrist and post-traumatic stress disorder expert at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Children already know—I don't think that parents need to bring up events like this because they'll hear about it from their friends and in their schools, on the news," Yehuda said.
-Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai