Speaking to Children After a School Shooting

School District Families,

The news about the school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, has had a sad and profound impact, not just on that local community, but across this country. Oftentimes, events like this, can bring up mixed or strong emotions in our own community and within our students. 

As our school year comes to a close, we want to provide you with some resources that may assist you in navigating difficult conversations with your children about this event. In addition, there are some pointers to help you manage distress and how to access other helpful resources.

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Conversando con Niños Sobre la Violencia: Sugerencias para Padres y Maestros

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
Guía para los Padres Para Ayudar a los jóvenes después de un tiroteo reciente

If you feel the need for local counseling services, please Dial 211.

Our thoughts go out to the students, families, and staff of the Robb Elementary School community.