What kinds of reactions are common in a school-age child after a school shooting?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dr. Hayley Sherwood discusses the kinds of reactions that are common in a school-age child after a school shooting.

    Host: What kinds of reaction are common in a school-age child after a school shooting?

    Dr. Hayley Sherwood: A child between the ages of 6 and 11 may react to a school shooting by isolating themselves, becoming quite around friends, family and teachers, having nightmares or other sleep problem, becoming irritable or angry, starting fights, becoming more dependent on you, being unable to concentrate, refusing to go to school, complaining of physical symptoms, developing fears, becoming depressed, feeling guilty or numb, or doing poorly with schoolwork or homework.

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