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Resources for Talking to Children About Mass Shootings and Gun Violence

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It can be difficult to summon courage to talk with our children about mass shooting and gun violence. Please see the below list of resources for guidance:

How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide (Today Show, 2021)

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting (American Psychological Association, 2019)

How to talk with children in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting (PBS Newshour, 2018)

How to Talk with Kids After a Traumatic Event (KQED, 2021)

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events (

How to Talk with Children about Mass Shootings (Center for Reflective Communities)

How to Explain School Shootings to Your Kids (Parents Magazine)

How to Talk to Your Kid About Gun Violence (PTA)

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