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Helping families cope with the trauma of school shootings


More than 214,000 students have experienced gun violence in their schools since the first tragic shooting at Columbine High School in 1998, according to data analysis by the Washington Post. The most recent incident occurred just days ago on May 18th; a student killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Sante Fe, Texas. 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has provided the following downloadable resources:

Tips for parents on media coverage

Parent Guidelines for helping youth after the recent shooting

Talking to children about the shooting

Helping teens with traumatic grief

Helping school-age children with traumatic grief

Helping young children with traumatic grief

Health Care toolbox -- website for pediatric health care providers working with injured children


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