Talking to children about school shootings and other traumatic events

Building Resilience in Children after Traumatic Events
Published: Mar. 31, 2023 at 6:18 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - As many families head into the weekend following news of another school shooting, the memory of that violent day weighs heavy on their minds.

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Three young children and three adults were killed Monday morning at a private pre-K through 6 school. For parents, it can be challenging to know what to tell their student who returns to the same environment, a classroom, for another day of learning.

Retired School Psychologist and Author Nicole Thompson joined Atlanta News First to share ways parents can help build resilience in their children following traumatic events.