Due to the ongoing situation in Ukraine many children and young people may have a variety of questions or display some anxieties. The following resources may be helpful for parents, carers, teachers and school staff in support children and young people at this time.
Resources and links to support schools and parents/carers in light of recent events in Ukraine
Child bereavement UK: Supporting children and young people after a frightening event
Helpful advice and sort 2 minute video clip outlining what might help
Lots of links to resources for children when they have worries about events going on in the world – click here
Mental Health Foundation
10 tips for talking to your child about world news – click here
Seasons for Growth: A guide to self care and wellbeing during times of uncertainty.
Click here to view this short 2 page handout focuses on how we can support ourselves and children/young people during times of uncertainty and change
Newsround: Advice if you’re upset by the news
Newsround: The history of Ukraine-Russian tensions
Coram Life Education
All Aberdeenshire schools have access to the SCARF through ALEC and as well as highlighting the relevant areas of SCARF, we have also signposted to several other organisations who have support materials.
Within SCARF there is also the Belonging toolkit, free for all schools. Aimed at P6 – S3, the resource was written with children from refugee and migrant backgrounds and explores some of the challenges faced by these pupils as well as developing a shared understanding of the importance of belonging. There are also additional activities that can help develop an understanding of how we can make our schools welcoming places for everyone.
NHS Grampian Resources