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How to talk with your children when tragedy hits Idaho

Monday’s shooting at the Boise Towne Square Mall has left so many of us reeling and asking ourselves how — and why — this happened. We might even feel unsafe in our community right now.

Now, imagine you’re a child or a teenager. Your kids are likely feeling the same way you are — but may not have the tools to be able to process this.

Cody Ward, Clinical Director at the Idaho Youth Ranch, joins Idaho Matters to help us walk through how we talk with your children about this.

For more resources, check out The National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.