When a terrorist strikes, it seems like the entire world is upside down and confusing. Terrorism is a violent act committed by people who want to get attention for their cause.

Acts of terrorism have occurred for many years in many places. For the United States, the worst attacks happened on September 11, 2001. Terrorism scares everyone because no one knows when or where it will take place.

Right after a terrorist attack, everyone has questions they want answered and feelings they need to express. Lots of people suffer because of these attacks, many more than those who were injured or killed.

So how can a person cope after something awful has happened? Here are some things you can do:

Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: January 2014

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

© 1995-2015 KidsHealth® All rights reserved.
Images provided by iStock, Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com

Bookmark and Share

Related Resources
OrganizationKidsPeace This site is dedicated to helping kids overcome crisis.
Related Articles
Five Steps for Fighting Stress Everybody gets stressed from time to time. This article for kids has some tips for you to try the next time you're stressed.
Be a Volunteer Volunteering gives you a great feeling because you know you're making a difference. Find out more in this article for kids.
Being Afraid Have you ever been afraid? Everyone gets scared sometimes. Find out more about fear in this article for kids.
Developments Developments
Sign up for enewsletter
Get involved Get involved
Discover ways to support Akron Children's