When something tragic happens in our world, we, as parents, find ourselves struggling over how to talk about it with our kids. When that something is in our own backyard, it feels more personal and that much more difficult.
My thoughts go out to the victims of last night’s shooting at Firebirds, and their families, as well as to all who were in the vicinity last night.
Below are three useful resources for those who may be looking for guidance about processing what happened with their children:
From the American Academy of Pediatrics:
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From the American Psychological Association:
From Common Sense Media:
These resources will be shared with our Manzanita staff, as well. At school next week, we plan to carry on with business as usual, being mindful of the impact that this may have had on our students and families.
Ms. Faber, our school counselor will be available to speak with any students who need extra support during this time. Feel free to contact her (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your child’s teacher if you have a specific concern to discuss related to this matter.