Like many in our community, we are overwhelmed with sadness and disbelief by the periodic senseless acts of violence that have taken place in school and communities across the country. Tragedies like these have a profound impact on our country, communities, and our students.
287 will keep their eyes and ears open for students who need support during this time. Our educators, school social workers, school counselors, and school psychologists are on standby to support all students, especially those whose past experiences may make them even more vulnerable during this time.
Resources: How to speak to children about mass violence
- National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About Violence
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News
Events (this article also speaks to talking with students with developmental delays,
disabilities, and Autism).
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting