How to Talk to Children About Gun Violence

How to Talk to Children About Gun Violence Featured

Recently, our society has endured profound grief and anger over the devasting loss of so many innocent children to senseless gun violence. Since the shooting in Columbine in 1999, it has been reported that more than 300,000 students have experienced school shootings in the course of their day. Over the last twenty years, these heart-wrenching events have increased exponentially. It is important that we remain dedicated to addressing the impact of gun violence on victims and their families. As we take the time to mourn and remember, it is also vital to address the social and emotional impact these events have on the survivors who were in those classrooms and also for the children who were not present but suffered by repeated exposure to such events through the media. Read More

Save Yourself from Stress

Stress can have a significant cognitive impact on the individual. Mild stress tends to improve cognitive performance, focusing your attention to the task on hand, and can provide the knee-jerk response of getting away from dangerous situations to keep us safe. Read More

Talking to Children About Death & Loss

When you have to initiate the difficult discussion with children about death it’s best to ask open-ended questions to solicit their thoughts and feelings. Instead of worrying about what to say, try to create opportunities for the bereaved child to talk to you about death. Read More