Responding to Shootings and Mass Violence

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Mother talking to daughter

How to Help Children Cope

In the aftermath of a shooting or mass violence.

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Responding to a Shooting or Mass Violence:

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events:  Coping with Mass Violence & Shootings     Numerous resources.     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting  American Psychological Association

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting    National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Talking to Kids About Tragedies (Such as Shootings and Terror Attacks) in the News  “This guide offers insight and suggestions for how to handle talking to children in relation to tragic events, such as shootings and terrorist attacks, that they are likely to hear about at school and/or on the news.”   Source:  National Center for School Crisis & Bereavement,  USC

Responding to a School Shooting:

Caring for Kids After a School Shooting  short video by Paramjit Joshi, MD,  chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.  The Child Mind Institute

Guidelines for Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School & Community Shootings in the News     (2 pages) Source: National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

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