UPDATE [6/8/2021]: A report was issued today by the Senate Rules and Homeland Security committees — Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack: A Review of the Security, Planning, and Response Failures on January 6.
The events of January 6, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol building have left many people shocked and scared for what the future holds for our country, and how our society can bridge such a large partisan divide. Breaking news like this can lead to many emotions, as well as confusion over what is true and what is speculation. These resources below offer a way to sort through difficult news while emphasizing self-care as we move forward.
Library Blog Posts
- Here to Help: Community Resources
- Check Yourself: News Literacy for Teens (and Adults)
- Ways to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Building Resilience Three Links at a Time
- Resources for Protesters
- Talking About Race With Kids and Teens
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 and the New Normal
- You Are Not Alone: Pittsburgh Health and Safety Resources for Teens – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Talking With Children About Elections, Violence and Current Events
- Self-Care Resources on Hoopla
- Here to Help: Books about Feelings
- Here to Help: Books about Safety
- Are You Listening? What Are You Trying To Say? Books on Dialogue and Conversations
- Navigating Information Fatigue: Making Good Arguments, Conspiracies, Scams and Hoaxes
- The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul
- The U.S. Congress by Melissa McDaniel
- The Congress of the United States by Christine Taylor-Butler
- There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi
- US Congress by Julie Murray
- CLP FAQs: Where Can I Access Mental Health Support?
- How to Talk to Children About Difficult News (American Psychological Association)
- ACLU’s Know Your Rights – Demonstrations and Protests
- How to Talk to Students About Senate Takeover (Pittsburgh Public Schools – Restorative Practices)
- Kidsburgh Mental Health Guide
- 1Hood Media – What Black PGH Needs to Know
- What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary (NPR)
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