In light of the recent tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Virginia Beach City Public Schools wants to provide suggested resources to help parents and guardians who may want to discuss this difficult topic with their children:
- From the American Psychological Association: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
- From Mental Health America: Helping Children Cope with Tragedy and Related Anxiety
- From the National Education Association: School shootings and other traumatic events – How to Talk to Students
- From Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters: How to Talk with Your Child About School Shootings
Counselors are also available at your child’s school and are ready to talk with anyone who needs support.