Talking with Children About School Violence

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In the wake of school violence, many families and educators may have questions about how to help children cope with the tragedy. Some adults may wonder how much information children should be exposed to, or what to say to reassure their children about their safety. Others may look for ideas on what to say when children ask why this tragedy happened or how they can help people who have been affected. This resource includes tips in English and Spanish, as well as additional recommended resources.

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November 2013
Complete information to quickly share with school staff following an incidence of school violence.
May 2013
Truly excellent ideas and resources when you need to talk to children about school violence.