What mental health experts say to their kids about school shootings.

Like mass shootings in general, school shootings have gone from being a rare tragedy to a tragic reality. Already in 2018 there have been at least 17 instances of gun violence in U.S. schools, including the shooting Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, Florida. In one recent attack at a Kentucky middle school, two children were killed and 18 others were wounded when a fellow student opened gunfire. When I saw the news, I felt the all too familiar sinking in my gut, the clench of anxiety in my throat as thoughts of the victims and their families careened through my mind. I took a moment to do my version of praying for those affected and to ponder a question that has been on my mind since the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012: How can you possibly explain these shootings to your kids and how to do you talk about it? https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/how-mental-health-experts-talk-their-kids-about-school-shootings-ncna845586

What You CAN Do – Meaningful Action Matters in the Face of Violence.

Our deepest condolences are given to those affected by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Every person deserves a safe and peaceful world, and each of us can play a part in making that world a reality. https://www.crisisprevention.com/Blog/February-2018/What-You-CAN-Do

How to talk to kids and teens about the deadly school shooting in Florida.

PHOTO: Students are evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2018.

A great article by ABC News How to talk to kids and teens about the deadly school shooting in Florida. http://ow.ly/CVB830irG48 #Parkland You can also find APAs resources here: http://APAPsy.ch/coping http://ow.ly/CVB830irG48 http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/talk-kids-teens-deadly-school-shooting-florida/story?id=53092251