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How parents can talk to kids about school shootings

Explaining tragic and traumatic events to kids is a challenge for parents and the recent school shooting in Oregon no doubt fits into that category. It can be difficult to know where to start, or whether to bring up the topic in the first place. We heard from listeners about how they have talked to their kids about Oregon and other tragedies and traumatic events? Child and adolescent psychiatrist Joshua Kellman, who has his own private practice and is on the faculty at the University of Chicago, shares his thoughts and advice.

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