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Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals

Too often our children are exposed to violence that is both senseless and harmful. Many children — those living in close proximity to the event and those who will learn about the event through television, social media, or newspaper coverage — will be affected and upset. The timing of this tragedy — the holiday season — puts more responsibility on parents and professionals who interact with children during the holidays, (camp counselors, church leaders, etc) to provide a sense of safety and communication around this event.