May 27, 2022

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Resources for supporting children and adults following acts of violence

Shared by Christina Weeter, KDE via KYFRYSC ListServ Considering the recent events involving mass violence, the Kentucky Department of Education would like to connect schools, families and the community with resources for talking with children about mass shootings and other events involving violence. The linked document, which was initially compiled by The University of Kentucky’s Center on Trauma and Children, provides resources that can be used across developmental stages. For more information, contact Doug Roberts at doug.roberts@education.ky.gov or (502) 564-4772. National Child...

Coping with tragic events

From Common Sense Media As an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, families, and educators across the country, our hearts are broken. Many members of our staff are parents or caregivers, and we grieve with the families who lost loved ones in the tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, yesterday. This only adds to our heartache following the recent tragedies in Buffalo, New York, and Laguna Woods, California. We understand how powerless you might be feeling. You may...