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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.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.