Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of 20 children and six adults as a result of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy. News of the crisis shocked and saddened America and has prompted some difficult conversations about school safety. Many organizations have developed resources to help schools, parents, and students make sense of Friday's shootings. Below is a list of resources that may be helpful.
- American Psychological Association, Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
- Child Mind Institute, Caring for Kids After a School Shooting
- National Association of School Psychologists, Talking to Children about Violence (PDF)
- National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement:
- NEA Health Information Network, School Crisis Guide
- New York Times, Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting
- PBS Kids, Strategies for Talking and Listening
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (PDF)
- U.S. Department of Education:
The United Way of Western Connecticut has created the "Sandy Hook School Support Fund" which will provide direct support services to the affected families and community.
Colorado State Board of Education Resolution (PDF) in honor of the victims of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School
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