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In the aftermath of a shooting at an elementary school many of us have been trying to cope and understand, why?
The news is especially hard because most of the victims were so so young. Police confirmed that during his shooting rampage, the suspect killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, CT.
The shooting, for some, is overwhelming mentally and emotionally, especially when it comes to their children. WFMY News 2 and Forsyth Mental Health offer these resources on coping:
Helping Children Cope
Distress Help Line
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management: Psychological First Aid
Listen, Protect, Connect - Model and Teach Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students
After a Loved One Dies - how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them
School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis
Forsyth Mental Health Association