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Talking with Children about Tragedy


Our hearts are heavy and our thoughts are with all affected by the Umpqua Community College shooting that took place in Roseburg, Oregon this morning.

As you, your family and your Girl Scout community process this event, we want to provide you with a few trusted resources for talking with children of all ages about high profile acts of violence:

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
National Association of School Psychologists

Talking To Children About Tragedies and Other News Events
American Academy of Pediatrics

We hope these resources will be helpful to you as you support the emotional safety and well-being of the girls in your life. If there is anything else we can do for you during this difficult time, please let us know.