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Discussing Tragedy with Children

Experiencing TragedyIn the wake of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, we have come together as families, communities, a city, and a nation, to mourn those lost and attempt to make sense of what is, in the end, a terribly senseless act. But how do we, as adults, parents, and teachers, help our children understand what occurred -- and why? In this edition of the EdCast, Lecturer Richard Weissbourd speaks to Adjunct Lecturer Betsy Groves, founding director of the Child Witness to Violence Project, about how both parents and teachers can properly discuss with their kids the meaning and impact of the recent tragedy in Boston.

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