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Discussing Tragedy With Children

  • Lime Rock Baptist Church 1075 Great Road Lincoln, RI, 02865 United States (map)

When school shootings and other violent events occur, what do I say to my child? 

Too often we are asking ourselves this question. We have to face the reality that the children know that a tragic event has occurred. Children need our help to put the event into perspective. How do we do this? On Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm, at Lime Rock Baptist Church, Dr. Margaret Paccione, a Child Psychologist, will explore some ways to help our children cope with tragedy.

We live in a world in which our children are exposed to television and social media. Is there something a parent should do? Will talking about violence be upsetting to a child?  Shouldn’t we be protecting our children from violence rather then talking with them about it?  What do I say, if my child asks me about violent events? Dr. Paccione will encourage parents and other caregivers to develop strategies to address these and other concerns. 

The workshop will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 pm, at Lime Rock Baptist Church, 1075 Great Road, Lincoln RI 02865. All are welcome. This presentation is open to parents, grandparents, teachers, child caregivers, and any adult who is part of the life of a child.

Dr. Paccione is Director of Clinical Innovation at  Bradley Hospital and Assistant Professor (Clinical) Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

For more information please contact Rev. Gene Dyszlewski at or 401-345- 7291.

Later Event: May 10
Choir Rehearsal