Dealing with Tragedy
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.
NEW - CT-N & Connecticut's Old State House Town Hall Meeting - Moving from Tragedy to Action: The Power of Community (Date Recorded: 2/27/2013)
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.
Connecticut School Security Symposium, January 7, 2013 - HANDOUTS
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:
"Helping children and adults cope with events like the Newtown school shootings"
Handouts from Security Symposium held on January 7, 2013
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
PBS - http://www.pbs.org/parents/whenfamiliesgrieve/sharing.html
National Association of School Psychologist- http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx
NSPRA - Member Resources Dealing With Connecticut School Shooting
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National School Boards Association released the following statement.
The Connecticut PTSAA shared this message with CABE.
You can also find additional information under Being Prepared, Immediately After the Event as well as Resources for School Attorneys.