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Talking With Children About Tragedy

David Goldman / AP

Crowd members hold candles during a vigil downtown for the victims of a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub Monday, June 13, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

David Goldman / AP

After the events that followed in Orlando, reactions were widespread in the country; including anxiety and fear of life. Scott Jensen, associate professor and chair of University of the Pacific’s Department of Psychology, joins us on Insight to focus on the communication between parent and child following a tragedy.

He explains how children can pick up on a parent if they’re withholding information from them which gives children anxiety. His advice to those parents is to be straightforward and answer the questions children ask directly to minimize anxiety.

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