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Tragedy And Children: What To Discuss

The shooting in Newtown, Conn., is likely to have an impact on many children, even those nowhere near the state. Host Guy Raz is joined by NPR's Jon Hamilton to talk about how parents, teachers and others who spend time with kids should prepare to discuss the event.

Shooting Raises Issues Of Mental Health, Treatment

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks and NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton discuss some of the psychological aspects of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

A Nation In Mourning: How We Cope

Many watching the news out of Connecticut do not have personal connections to those murdered in Friday's school shootings. But much of the nation is looking for ways to process their grief.

After Trauma, Maintaining Normalcy For Children

LeVar Burton, host of the children's television show, Reading Rainbow, wrote a blog post Friday about how parents should speak to their kids in the aftermath of the latest school shooting. He joins host Guy Raz to discuss the importance of talking to kids and maintaining a normal routine.

To Recover From Trauma, Kids Follow Lead Of Adults

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with trauma specialist Dr. Elaine Ducharme in Connecticut about how to psychologically recover from events like the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. Ducharme says children recovering from trauma should avoid the news, and should try to find routine again.

Children Work Through Trauma With Their Parents

Robert Siegel talks to psychologist Melissa Brymer about how children cope with violence.

Many Mass Killers Have Had Chronic Depression

Audie Cornish talks about the psychological profile of people who commit mass shootings with Jack Levin. He is professor of sociology and criminology at Northeastern and co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence at Northeastern.