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Students will often continue to discuss these events at school and in their classroom. We need to act pastorally with loving kindness, accompanying our communities with Christ’s compassion and empathy. The following resources are available to support administrators, educators, and school-based mental health staff with navigating these discussions with students. I hope this is helpful and can be shared as you see fit. As students, staff and families cope with this tragedy, they may have questions, or may need to talk about what has happened. Here are some resources that you may find helpful; please see the links below:


Child Mind Institute

How to Talk to Kids about School Shootings


Caring for Kids after a School Shooting


Helping Children Cope With Frightening News


Multilingual Trauma Resources


Coping Skills Resources 


National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers


Common Sense Media

How to talk to kids about School Shootings


Facing History and Ourselves

Teaching in the Wake of Violence 


School Crisis Center

Talking to children about terrorist attacks and school and community shootings in the news


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Talking to children about violence


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

Childhood Traumatic Grief Information – Parents & Caregivers

Parents Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

Parents Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting (Spanish)

Health Children

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events 

CalHOPE Student Support – 

CalHOPE Student Support SEL Portal – 

A Trusted Space - 

Angst- Building Resilience - 

Together for Wellness-

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