Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
School violence and the resulting intense media coverage bring school safety issues to the forefront for all of us. However, children, in particular, may experience anxiety, fear, and a sense of personal risk. Knowing how to talk with your child about school safety issues can play an important role in easing fear and anxiety for your child.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) offers the article accessed through the link below to guide parents through discussions about school violence. Click here for a link to the National Association of School Psychologists for article, "Talking to Children About Violence."
Additionally, the following are social-emotional learning resources recommended by the Oregon Department of Education.
For All Ages:
For Elementary/Middle School Students: