Kidpower is a global nonprofit leader dedicated to providing empowering and effective child protection, understanding, positive communication about difficult subjects, and the teaching of personal safety skills for all ages and abilities. Since 1989, Kidpower has protected over 3 million children, teens, and adults, including those with special needs, from bullying, violence, and abuse through its workshops and educational resources. 

Below are several articles from Kidpower which might be helpful as you navigate your conversations and your emotions with your children. The Kidpower web-site is also a great resource for further understanding and suggestions for discussing difficult and incredibly emotional subjects with your children.

Helping Children Regain Their Emotional Safety After a Tragedy

How to Protect Our Kids in the Face of School Violence

Safety Comes From Inside Ourselves