“Our hearts are broken today. We grieve for the families of those we lost. And we keep in our prayers the parents of those who survived.”
December 21, 2012 - 9:30 AM ET
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Resources for Parents and Schools After Connecticut Tragedy
December 17, 2012 05:07 PM EST Megan Slack – whitehouse.gov
Following Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, the Department of Education has provided a number of resources to help parents in the wake of traumatic events, as well as a host of resources to help schools prepare for and recover from crisis.
Below is a list of resources specifically designed for parents and guardians to provide guidance on talking to children after a traumatic event:
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Click here for more information and to see documents in additional languages.
In message to schools around the country, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shared some resources from the U.S. Department of Education’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center.