Ashby Elementary School

Parent Resources

Parents and Guardians,
Many organizations have developed resources to help schools, parents, and students make sense of  the Newtown, CT tragedy. The Council of Chief State School Officers has compiled the following list for your reference:

NEA Health Information Network, School Crisis Guide

PBS Kids, Strategies for Talking and Listening

American Psychological Association, Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

National Association of School Psychologists, Talking to Children about Violence

The Child Mind Institute, Caring for Kids After a School Shooting

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff, Parent Tips for Connecticut School Shooting

The New York Times, Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting

Parent Connections 


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