Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
Source: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Educators, Families, School Staff or Administrators
Children’s and teen’s reactions to the shooting are strongly influenced by how parents, relatives, teachers, and other caregivers respond to the event. They often turn to these adults for information, comfort, and help. There are many reactions that are common after mass violence. These generally diminish with time, but knowing about them can help you to be supportive, both of yourself and your children.