Responding to School Violence Tragedies
Recent incidents at campuses across the country are so very tragic. National SAVE wishes to extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School. We are again reminded that school violence can happen anywhere and at anytime. We must continue to be vigilant in making our schools as safe and secure as possible. There will be time for analyzing the questions that incidences raise, but for now we must deal with the grief and find ways to move forward. SAVE will continue our efforts to make all campus settings safe and secure while they remain conducive to learning. Resources for responding to tragedy:
- Crisis Response Resources
- Threat Assessment: Resources and Caution
- The American Academy of Pediatrics has information on how to help parents talk to their children about this type of tragedy. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Offers-Resources-to-Help-Parents,-Children-and-Others-Cope-in-the-Aftermath-of-School-Shootings.aspx
- Listen, Protect, Connect – Helping Your Child in Times of Disaster
Youth are looking for ways that they can help make a difference in regards to youth violence. SAVE is a way to help to empower, educate, encourage and engage them in violence prevention activities. Please contact us for free resources and information.