PBS has strategies for talking and listening to your children about the news.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown, CT, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Tewksbury parents may find their children hearing about the tragedy or seeing it on the news and find themselves in a difficult discussion. For parents seeking guidance on how to address the tragedy with their own children, if it comes up, PBS has an article with flexible suggestions for answering kids' questions about the news. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a 24-hour hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting "TalkWithUs" to 66746. The hotline is open to U.S. residents who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of a natural or man-made disasters, incidents of …
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn., were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
Twenty seven people are dead, including 18 children, at a Connecticut elementary school after a gunman went on a shooting rampage. The shooting occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a town of about 28,000 people an hour outside of Stamford. Newtown Police were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lieutenant Paul Vance. Authorities held a press conference at 1 p.m. and said students and staff at the school were killed and that the gunman was found dead inside the school. They did not confirm the number of fatalities. …