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

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Written after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, this tip sheet provides information for parents and professionals on how to communicate with children after a mass shooting or other traumatic event. It includes reactions to a traumatic event that children commonly experience and suggestions for talking with children and answering their questions about an incident of mass violence.
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Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)