What can I do at home to support my school-age child after a school shooting?

    Published: 06-16-2009
    Views: 8,805
    Dr. Hayley Sherwood discusses what you can do at home to support a school-age child after a school shooting.

    Host: What can I do at home to support my school-age child after a school shooting?

    Hayley Sherwood: You can help your school age child after a school shooting by providing extra attention and consideration, setting gentle, but firm limits for behavior. Listening to your child's repeated telling of the experience, encouraging your child to express thoughts and feelings in conversation, play, writing and drawing. Providing structured chores and activities that are not too demanding, developing and rehearsing a safety plan and pointing out kind deeds and ways people helped each other during the incident.

    1

    Videos in this Series

    26