To help you support you, your students, and your school community during this difficult time we have complied a number of resources which are listed below. Included are a number of different articles and webpages since we know all schools are different and needs may change as well.
Tips for Supporting Students
- Turnaround for Children web page– this website has a number of useful articles
- “Nine Tips for Talking With Kids About Trauma”– Greater Good Center at Berkeley
- “Helping Children Cope With Frightening News”– Child Mind Institute
- “Explaining the News to Our Kids”– Common Sense Media
- “How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings”– Common Sense Media
- “Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers”– National Association of School Psychologists
- “Talking to Children about the Shooting”– National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Please click here for additional resources including a list of books for children who are coping with loss or trauma and resources for supporting adults (staff and parents).
- Newsweek has published a series of articles providing advise on how best to speak to children about the school shooting as well as background on the impacts of ‘isolation and disconnection’. Dr. Maurice Elias and others from Rutgers are quoted in the articles.