After events like the Shooting in Uvalde, Texas, we often ask questions like, “How can I Help?,” “Why do bad things happen?,” “Why is this affecting me so much?” and “How do we tell our children?” We have compiled a few resources below that we feel are helpful in aiding individuals who may be seeking the answers to these questions.
“Over the course of the last few weeks, reports of mass violence and shootings have plagued the news. Although people are resilient and often bounce back after difficult times, these events nearly always interrupt our sense of order and safety. The impact often extends to individuals who live far outside of the affected area with no personal connections to the event. “
From the American Counseling Association, Read “COPING IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING” HERE
“Experts explain the mental health impact of school shootings and share advice on how to help your children feel safe at school following an act of gun violence.”
From Psycom, Read “Another School Shooting: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Cope” HERE
HOW TO HELP:
Read “GoFundMe page, fundraisers set up for victims of Uvalde school shooting. How to help.” HERE
Read “How to help Uvalde families following yesterday’s elementary school shooting” HERE