This two-book photocopiable resource provides ready-to-use frameworks and strategies for school leaders and teachers who find themselves needing to address difficult issues with children, or provide leadership in the face of unexpected events. Book A looks at responding to distressing incidents and tackling school and community issues. Topics include: the sudden death of an adult or child; serious injury of a child in a road accident; serious damage to the school by vandalism; the arrival of refugee children; and much more. Book B looks at specific things that children worry about. Topics include: being bullied; cruelty to animals; divorce and separation; international crises and war; and much more.