Children can have strong feelings and emotional responses to world events. These reactions can vary, and the signs are not always obvious on the surface. As with adults, children react and recover differently, and not all children will be affected.
With the current events in Israel, it’s normal for your child to be feeling distressed, scared, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, sad, helpless and confused. These are normal reactions to the situation currently unfolding.
If you or someone that you know needs support, JewishCare and Jewish House are offering counselling to community members affected by the current crisis. For support during office hours, phone JewishCare on 1300 133 660. If our lines are busy, please leave a message and we will phone you back. For afterhours support, phone Jewish House on 1300 544 357.