Of assistance to parents in response to the elementary school tragedy in Connecticut, please utilize the links under the "Superintendent Messages" section.
RESOURCES FROM AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS ON CONNECTICUT SHOOTINGS
In response to the elementary school shootings in Connecticut, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published resources for talking to children about this tragic event. The AAP notes that children should not be exposed to the extensive media coverage of the event, and parents should turn off TVs, computers and other media devices. The AAP resources include advice on watching for signs of stress and trauma in children plus additional information on promoting mental health, school safety and violence prevention. Parents should also be aware that their child's pediatrician can also be a source of advice and support during this time. Contact your pediatrician for more information.
The resource index:
· Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health:
· The following guidelines, in particular, may be considered in developing policies and procedures to aid in preparing for and responding to crises:
Related AAP Policy Statements: