Resources for Families: School Shooting Trauma

Grab some control over the NRA instead of them controlling you! Tell them what you think! LATER: more than 325,000 people told the NRA not to meet in Houston just a few days after the shootings in Uvalde, Texas. Although the convention still took place, it was also met with many protestors!

Here is a link for parents, grandparents, and other caring adults to help their kids deal with trauma related to school shootings. And here is another solid article on this topic from NPR.

41 thoughts on “Resources for Families: School Shooting Trauma

  1. Thanks for this, Becky. I am traumatized by this event and I don’t even live in Texas. Speaking of Texas, I find it highly ironic that Texas has the most lax gun regulations in the country and some of the most strict abortion regulations. Now how is this pro-life? Get them born and then use them for target practice? I’m so disheartened. (apologies for the rant).

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      1. Me too. But I wrote a rant this morning and after I’d let it sit (live!) for a while I thought, “No, my job is to vote and be nice to people, write nasty stuff on Marjorie Taylor Green’s Facebook wall, and avoid malls, stores and schools.”

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      2. But that’s hard for people who have to send their kids to school. I almost suggested that my daughter not send my grandchildren for their last day, today, but then realized that wasn’t my really my place but only my fear. Yes, voting is important, but wish that I could vote more than once each time:)

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      3. I wish there were standards and exams for people who run for office. I wish there were a dress code for them, too. I wish Supreme Court justices could not be members of political parties. I wish people weren’t so superficial and stupid that all they see when they look at another person is their skin color, their clothes, etc. I wish a lot of things… But no one’s listening, or, if they are, they’re just like me — can’t take any action. The way I see it now, all I can do is affect my world by not making it worse. If I had kids, they would not go to school and I don’t believe in homeschooling, so you see how desperate I think things are.

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      4. The governor of Texas is bought and paid for by the NRA. He is an abomination. Did you see his tweet that Texas is 2nd in gun ownership to CA? It went on to say he was embarrassed to be beat by CA. 🤯🤦‍♀️🤯

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      5. Yes, I did read that. I am ashamed to be living in Texas. Many want to get rid of Abbott, but Beto doesn’t have as much money behind him, being he doesn’t fold to the NRA. The governor is a horrible, horrible excuse for a human.

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      6. I’m sorry. I have so many friends in Texas, and not one of them supports the governor. I read comments on a Facebook post yesterday from people advocating 1. A good guy with a gun …
        2. Gun control won’t stop anyone who really wants a gun …
        3. We just need to pray more.

        I lost my mind at the disconnect and honestly if republicans in congress couldn’t vote to a spending bill for infant formula they are beyond hope for doing anything bipartisan.

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  2. The Republicans are owned by the NRA. That’s all they care about. Dead children are not a priority for them. Remember that when you vote. They want to stop safe abortions to protect cells but not protect living children.

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      1. Amen to that. I fail to understand why so many politicians and fellow citizens fail to understand why commonsense gun laws are necessary. The news last night covered all of the countries (including Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand that changed their gun laws as soon as the first heinous crime was committed–not decades and hundreds of dead people later.

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  3. I spent most of 4 decades sending children to school and teaching in an elementary school. This is personal. I’m disgusted by anyone who wants to control a woman’s body but not control guns. The politicians saying it’s not the guns are choosing to allow people to be murdered.
    My message to them: Don’t call yourself prolife until you stop the gun violence. And don’t bother with your thoughts and prayers because they aren’t helping.

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  4. I live in Canada. These school shootings don’t happen here, although we have our share of violence. Of course who knows what tomorrow will bring? Canada loves to copy cat the USA.
    It’s a lot more difficult to buy a gun here. Hunting rifles are what we can buy. That’s bad enough.
    Sigh, will check out the links. Thank you, Becky!

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  5. Thank you for sharing such important resources. The NPR article says something so simple yet often overlooked: LISTEN to the kids to find out exactly what concerns them before offering suggestions to help. Each child might be sensitive to certain things, based on their personal upbringing. It’s sad that these conversations about shootings even need to happen.

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