Providing Social and Emotional Support for Students

In the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy, our nation is currently engaged in a serious discussion around school safety and serving the mental health needs of our children and youth.  

Our hearts are with this Florida community and during this difficult time, we remind educators and parents nationwide to seek resources that can help young people who are struggling with stress, trauma and other mental issues.
In the days and months ahead, we will be focused on serving our nation’s health educators by pointing them to the best skills-based resources and evidence-based strategies available, as they help their students cope with trauma and manage stress. 

We will support teachers as they focus on their students and help them to manage their emotions, cope with stress, mitigate the effect of unhealthy influences, and access mental health resources today and in the future. 


National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers


Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

Federal Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a School Shooting