The wave of recent extreme and distressing events, such as the news of young indigenous people being harshly treated in Australian youth detention centres, the shootings in America and Germany and the Bastille Day attack in France, are powerful and upsetting incidents that intrude into daily life.
The APS has a new resource, Tips for talking with and helping children and young people cope after community violence, for parents, caregivers and teachers to help them talk about these type of distressing events.
The tip sheet is presented in an easily downloadable and printable form, so the information can be printed, shared and used as a valuable reference when required.
Notes to editors: Expert psychologists are also available to talk to the media about the issue.
For more information, or to arrange an interview, email email@example.com, or call Karen Coghlan on 03 8662 6638. Find the APS Media team on Twitter: @AustPsych.
The APS is the largest professional organisation for psychologists in Australia, representing more than 22,000 members. The APS is committed to advancing psychology as a discipline and profession. It spreads the message that psychologists make a difference to people’s lives, through improving psychological knowledge and community wellbeing.