How to talk to youth reeling from the Iran plane crash: CBC News consults Associate Professor Tanya L. SharpeCategories: Faculty in the News, Tanya Sharpe
As family, friends, and others, grapple with the death of 176 passengers on the Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, CBC News consulted psychologists and social workers, including Associate Professor Tanya L. Sharpe, about how to talk to kids about death.
From CBC News:
Sharpe advises parents focus conversations on decreasing anxiety — acknowledge bad things happen to good people, and emphasize the support of family and commitment to caring for kids.
“It’s really stopping them in that moment and grounding them in the presence of your voice, making them feel secure,” says Sharpe.