Resources To Assist Parents In Talking With Their Children About The Recent School Shooting

Here is an email I just received from Grand Forks Public Schools regarding the recent school shooting tragedy.


Dear Grand Forks Public Schools’ Families:

Today our thoughts and prayers are with the Newtown, Conn., community as they grieve the loss of children and adults who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

This incident is both troubling and concerning. The issues surrounding this tragedy are complex. What I can tell you is that our district works diligently to provide a safe learning environment for our students, your children. We have comprehensive emergency procedures in place, crisis response protocols, practice lockdown drills, and work closely with local law enforcement agencies to review these plans annually. The district also has a Safety and Security Committee that will conduct a review of emergency procedures once we learn more about the incident in Newtown, Conn.

Included with this letter are resources to assist parents in talking with their children about this tragedy.


Dr. Larry P. Nybladh, Superintendent of Schools

To download the resources, click on the links below:

NAESP_Helping Children Cope with Tragedy.pdf

Newswise_Expert-Talking to Children About the Connecticut S.pdf