Globally, hearts are broken over events in Newtown, CT. We’ll be helping lead a discussion locally on the many ways we can make improvements that will help prevent this from recurring here. The response will be thoughtful and multifaceted as the problem, so constructive ideas that move beyond extreme opinion will be encouraged. Contact us via e-mail or via the Contact Us page here to share your thoughts as we build a community response.
In the mean time, ideas for talking with kids about tragedies:
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/news_events/news/2012/12-14-ohsu-child-psychiatrist.cfm?WT.ac=121_FindingTheWords_3 and http://www.apa.org/topics/violence/school-shooting.aspx