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Resources To Help You, Friends Or Family Cope

9:42 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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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

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