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Resources for families in the wake of Tuesday’s tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

We all have been impacted by yesterday’s devastating tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. In times like these, we are often feeling many things like anger, anxiety, fear, grief, and sadness. It can be incredibly difficult as a parent or caregiver to know how to support your young loved ones and how to explain such a terrifying situation to them. We wanted to provide you with some resources to help your family navigate this difficult time.

Websites 

Visit the links below to learn how you can support your child when tragedy happens:

How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide

How to talk to your kids about the Uvalde school shooting

Texas school shooting: How to help kids get through unspeakable horror

15 Tips for Talking with Children About Violence

Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy

How To Talk To Kids About Tragedies in the Media

5 tips for talking about violence and tragedy with your young child

How to Comfort Your Child After a School Shooting

COPING IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING

Talking With Children

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Traumatic Events 

Books (available on Amazon)

The following stories aren’t related specifically to mass or school shootings but can help children see that they can take proactive steps to confront something terrifying.

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Come With Me by Holly McGhee

After the Fall by Dan Santat 

Social Stories

Social Story About Safety Drills in School

Social Story About Death and Dying by Autism Little Learners

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