Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting

You may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions. It is known, though, that it is typical for people to experience a variety of emotions following...

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Stages of Grief

Grief is a very personal thing. Some people may cry while others express anger at the situation. It’s important to accept grief as a natural part of the healing process, and to progress through the steps at your own pace. Many people experience the following...

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Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for recovering
from disasters and other traumatic events

Disasters are often unexpected, sudden, and overwhelming. In some cases, there are no outwardly visiblesigns of physical injury, but there is nonetheless a serious emotional toll. It is common for people whohave experienced traumatic situations to have very strong emotional reactions. Understanding normalresponses to these...

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Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Source of Article: National Association of School Psychologists High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance...

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