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Experts Weigh in on How to Talk to Loved Ones about Ukraine

The Dorm’s Partner & Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Amanda Fialk, LCSW, LICSW recently spoke to Medical News Today about how to talk to loved ones about the war in Ukraine.

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“With less life experience and independence than adults, young adults and adolescents also need help navigating news about the crisis,” she said. “Parents should listen, be authentic, ask open-ended questions, and validate the feelings that their child is expressing. Let your kids know it is OK to feel sad, worried, scared, and angry at this situation.”

The article goes on to offer practical tips for parents and families helping children of different ages cope with stressful news cycles, featuring expert voices from mental healthcare centers across the country.

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