The extensive media coverage of terrorist attacks, violence, conflict, and war in the international community means that many children these days are aware of world events as they unfold. Parents are faced with the challenge of explaining traumatic violent events to children. These are difficult but extremely important conversations that give parents and teachers a chance to reassure children that they are safe and secure. These conversations also provide an opportunity to model skills in how to cope with distressing events and manage difficult feelings, and to help children make sense of complex events and develop their understanding of the world.
For more inforamation visit the Australian Psychological Society
One of the main ways that NALAG achieves this objective is to hold various community events throughout the year to promote grief awareness.
Together with our three annual key awareness events (see left), NALAG also offers community talks throughout the year on Grief and Loss. These can be arranged for your organsiation free or at a nominal cost.
NALAG also produces a number of FREE resources including the brochures, Bereavement Buddy eNewsletter, NALAG News Printed newsletter and the Grandpa's Hat Children's Book.