Resources Available Through The Internet
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America -
http://www.goarch.org - Has press releases on the tragedy, prayers, and information on St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. This church was located at the foot of the twin towers and was destroyed. There is a striking picture of it with the World Trade Center in the background.
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese --
http://www.antiochian.org - Has press releases and information on the Antiochian community. Consider that many of our Orthodox brothers and sisters from this church are of Middle East decent and are experiencing unjust hatred and violence.
Orthodox Church in America --
http://www.oca.org - On the youth and young adult page, they have a guide for answering young people's questions dealing with this tragedy.
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) --
http://www.iocc.org - IOCC is the official humanitarian aid agency of Orthodox Christians under SCOBA. They are intragle in the coordination of relief efforts, check their website to find our how you can help.
Youth Specialties -- http://www.youthspecialties.com - A leader in the youth ministry field. There is an excellent link available on the site to do a power point presentation of the tragedy. It is very powerful. They have articles, links, bible quotes and a discussion session to hold with young people.
Grief Resources -- Right now there are many website offering many different resources on grief and children. Many of them can easily be found through various search engines. If you find other resources, be discerning not all espouse Christian ideals and some are not appropriate.
National Association for the Education of Young Children --
http://www.naeyc.org - Articles on explaining this tragedy to children ranging from birth to eight years of age.
National Association of School Psychologists --
http://www.nasponline.org - Has some wonderful articles on dealing with grief and fear in young people.
Family Education -- http://familyeducation.com - A site with developmental guides for helping children deal with the tragedy and a message board for parents to discuss concerns.
About Our Kids -- http://www.aboutourkids.com - An excellent site for parent. This site has articles on helping your child cope and activities to do with your child.
FEMA for Kids -- http://www.fema.gov/kids/index.htm - This is a very well done site for children and their parents. Although it has a strong focus on disaster preparation (earthquakes, hurricanes…) these principles can still help kid with all that is going on now. They have games, a guide to help kids prepare for disasters, coloring books, and children's books.
Linda Gold Grief Therapist -- http://users.erols.com/lgold -- Parent information on explaining terrorism to young people and a kids section explaining terrorism for them. She also has a bulletin board where young people can post their feelings.