Delaware Association of 

    School Psychologists

DASP Response to School Shooting in Uvalde, TX


Our hearts are heavy; words cannot express our sadness over the events that occurred in Uvalde, Texas. Our thoughts are with the families and community in Uvalde. At the same time, we are focused on our own families, students, colleagues, and schools as we grieve and process this tragedy. We understand that your schools and communities will be looking to you for assistance, guidance, and support during this time. Below you will find some resources that may be helpful; please share. Please know that there are resources available to you; it is important to care for yourself in order to care for others.

We believe this tragedy further implores us to build comprehensive mental health education, supports, and intervention in schools. DASP is committed to advocacy and action to systematically increase mental health supports and address mental health professional shortages, including through legislation such as HB 300 and HB 301. It is essential that we support each other and work together to serve and protect children.

Respectfully,

The DASP Executive Board

 


RESOURCES


Resources For Helping Children and Families Cope:

Talking to Children About Violence Infographic

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Social Media and School Crises: Brief Facts and Tips

Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Counseling Association)

How to Talk to Kids About School Shootings

Talking with Students about Shocking or Disturbing News

Child Mind Institute - Going Back to School After a Tragedy

Child Mind Institute - Caring for Kids After a School Shooting

APA - Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

National Child Traumatic Stress Network - School Shooting Resources

 

Resource For School Violence Prevention and Preparedness:

PREPaRE

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

 

Comprehensive Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Schools

 

Delaware Resources For Families and Educators:

DE Crisis

DSCYF

DE 211

 

Resource For School Psychologists

Delaware Association of School Psychologists - P.O. Box 534 - Middletown, DE 19709

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