School Safety and Concerns
As we all keep the town of Newtown in our thoughts and prayers, many districts may be looking for resources to help those in need at this time of tragedy.
A Town-Hall style meeting involving state legislators, law enforcement, educators, parents, youth leaders, Newtown students, clergy, and other civic leaders. We explore how communities can turn emotion and concern into informed and meaningful action.
A resource we want to offer to boards to share with your Superintendent or administration is www.nasponline.org.
There you will find information regarding talking with children about violence, school safety and death should it be needed.
The Commission on Children has added a resource center to their website that you and the parents and teachers with whom you interact may find useful:
The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education - Resources for Schools to Prepare for and Recover from Crisis
The Hartford Courant - Tips For Parents On Talking About Newtown Shooting
National Association of School Psychologist- http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
- Talking to Children about the Shooting
- Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting
The National School Boards Association released the following statement.
The Connecticut PTSAA shared this message with CABE.