Resources for Parents Following Events in Parkland, FL

(From Luther Police Chief David Randall) 

I reached out to find resources that may assist parents with incidents such as this because of all the incidents going on today. I hope this will help some of the parents like myself.

Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, there have been several hoax threats around the country, including in Oklahoma.  As a result, I’ve seen several parents express concern about how to respond themselves and how to talk to their children about it.  Attached are a few links to publications on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website that might be helpful in having difficult conversations.


Talking to Children about the Shooting

http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/talking_to_children_about_the_shooting.pdf

 

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/tips_for_parents_media_final.pdf

 

Parent Guidelines… (applies more to families affected directly, but might have some good talking points if your child’s school was part of a hoax threat)

http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/parent_guidelines_helping_youth_after_mass_violence.pdf

 

If you need any additional resources, the main site is http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types


 

David Randall
Chief of Police
Luther Police Department

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