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Helping Children Cope with Violence

By LeeDell Stickler

A gunman killed 26 people, 18 of them children, in a shooting on Friday morning December 14, 2012, at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, about 65 miles northeast of New York City. The gunman, a young man in his 20s, walked into a classroom, shot and killed twenty students, all six or seven years old. He also killed six other adults. The gunman then killed himself inside the school.

Because we live in a broadcast news society, the children you know will be hearing this story over and over and over again for the next few days. The children will be particularly touched during this time simply because young children were the predominant victims. How can you help the children in your church cope with violence such as this?

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Also, these resources from the National Association of School Psychologist may be very helpful.

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This entry was posted on December 21, 2012 by in Making A Difference.

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