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Resources for Talking to Children About School Violence

Resources for Talking to Children About School Violence

  • Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – This article provides information for parents and teachers to support discussions surrounding school violence.  Several key points for discussion and emphasis are listed.  Please note the emphasis on limiting television viewing of the events.  Information shared in the media indicates graphic footage of the recent shooting in Florida is available on social media outlets.  Thus, monitoring of social media is also an important factor to consider as viewing such images may put students at risk for trauma or psychological distress.  In addition, an infographic summarizing this article is also attached that supports the key points in the article.  A Spanish translation is also attached.  Additional translated documents are available on the NASP website if you scroll the bottom left of the page.  http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers 

 

  • Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events:  Tips for Families and Teachers:  This article provides an overview of common reactions to trauma, anger responses and coping strategies, and warning signs for serious emotional trauma.  Children who have suffered trauma previously may have stronger reactions to such events and show more significant signs of distress.

 


 

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