In America, senseless tragedies like what happened in Uvalde, TX means that families and educators need to be prepared to talk to kids about these horrific events. Daybreak Health has compiled resources—that have been recommended by our licensed mental health clinicians—that you can share with the parents and educators in your community so they feel equipped to have these challenging conversations.
And, we’ve noticed that there aren’t many resources to help support in-school teams with the trauma they’ve experienced. We’ve created this Guide for Educators: 6 Ways To Help Your In-School Team Deal With Trauma, to best support the people who are on the frontlines and working with kids everyday.
Here are some helpful articles, prompts, and PDFs you can share with your community in the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting:
- Article: An Age-by-Age Guide to Talking to Children About Mass Shootings, The New York Times
- Conversation Prompts: How to Talk to Your Child About Gun Violence and School Shootings, VeryWell Family
- PDF: Talking to Children about the Shooting, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Article: Children Deserve the Honest Truth About Mass Shootings, The Atlantic
- PDF: Talking to children about terrorist attacks and school and community shootings in the news, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
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