We are all heartbroken and horrified by this week’s mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
It can be a struggle on how best to talk to and support our children when they ask us, “is it safe for me to go to school today?”
We've gathered several educational resources below to serve as a guideline to begin helping our children feel more secure, supported, and loved. Most importantly, listen to your child.
• The Child Mind Institute: How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings
• PBS: Helping Children With Tragic Events in the News
• American Academy of Pediatrics: Talking with Children About Tragedies
Our Behavioral Health Team is here to provide any support your child may need. If you have any questions or concerns about your child's mental health needs, please don't hesitate to call our office at (561) 741-0000.
Enough is enough. As mothers, fathers, and grandparents, now is the time to speak up and protect our children from the repeating cycle of gun violence in this country. We cannot remain silent. Together, we must demand policy and legislative changes to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children to grow up in.
-Your Pediatrician Team