Tips on Talking to Kids about School Shootings

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In the wake of today's shooting at Saugus High School, our thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of the victims and the entire Saugus High School community. As many students may have questions and fears about this tragic incident, 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

• Addressing Grief: Tips for Teachers and Administrators

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

• Mass Violence Resources

• Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators



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