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Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings

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In light of the horrific school shooting in Florida, many students will have questions and fears about their own safety. We are offering the following resources to help parents and educators respond in the most appropriate way.

American Psychological Association

• Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

• Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

• Talking to your children about the recent spate of school shootings

National Association of School Psychologists

• Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

• Responding to School Violence: Tips for Administrators

• School Violence Prevention: Tips for Parents & Educators