How do we talk proactively, sensitively and constructively to children and young people about war and conflict?

Many children and young people of various ages are currently experiencing mixed feelings, curiosities and questions about what’s currently happening in places of conflict around the world – and it is not unlikely that many will be finding the current news upsetting and/or, at the very least, anxiety provoking.

As we as adults continue to move forward – and in and around our personal and professional lives – how might we support those younger people and children dealing with these potentially big confusions? And as the children and young people in our lives are very likely to mirror our own emotive states, an equally important question perhaps to also ask is: how might we best deal with our own thoughts and feelings around such a situation?

In this session we explore tools and mechanisms for creative, positive and safe conversation around what might feel like a ‘difficult topic’. We’ll define what we mean by age-appropriate conversations and language – and how we might communicate around this subject matter differently, with the various ages in our lives.

We’ll go on to briefly explore a therapeutic communication model that will help facilitate safe, curious and creative interactions, rather than negative influence.

We’ll share a few personal, professional–therapeutic examples, practical strategies, ideas and interventions for helping support these potentially provocative conversations – and then we will open up the ‘floor’ for questions and reflections.

Who this workshop is for

We’re offering this workshop online or live to individuals or groups of up to 200.

Price available on request.

50% of all fees from this workshop will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

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