Sonoma County Office of Education

Advice for Discussing Civil Unrest with Children

01/07/2021 - a female adult talks with a child

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The events that took place at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 are extremely difficult to process for all Americans. During such a nationwide crisis it can be challenging to discuss what has unfolded with our children. Children are likely experiencing fear and distress during this turbulent time.

The Sonoma County Office of Education’s Educational Support Services team has collected resources for educators, parents, and guardians to take advantage of if and when they decide to discuss the current events with their children.

You can access these resources here.

Furthermore, our county has been no stranger to crisis. We have had to discuss tough topics ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to local wildfires with our students. SCOE’s existing blog post titled “Talking to Children After Tragedy” remains an excellent resource with tools and advice for educators and parents.

You can access the blog post by clicking here

The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education is to foster student success through service to students, schools, and the community. We are committed to providing this service as we move forward into 2021 with hope, determination, and resiliency.