Community Violence Resources
Our hearts are heavy in the aftermath of another, unspeakable tragedy at an American school. We’ve compiled the following list of resources to assist parents and guardians, educators and school administrators, and the community in coping and responding to incidents of community violence.
Resources for Parents and Guardians
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators
- Helping your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
- How to Talk to Children about Difficult News
- The Horrific Mass Shooting in Buffalo: How to Talk with Young People
- Talking to Children About Hate Crimes
- Talking to Kids About Racism and Violence – Guidance for adults on supporting children while navigating their own big emotions
- Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators (PDF)
Resources for the Community
- Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
- Are You Experiencing Compassion Fatigue?
- Self-Care: The Antidote to Compassion Fatigue
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resources for Educators and Administrators
- National Association of School Psychologists: School Violence Resources
- American School Counselor Association: Helping Students After a School Shooting
- Teaching in the Wake of Violence
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Questions and Discussion Formats for Discussing Tragic Events in the News
- Care for the Caregiver: Guidelines for Administrators and Crisis Teams
Aspire Living & Learning will continue to update this page with additional resources.