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Talking to Children about Violence

In response to the devastating news that our nation is faced with in the recent Texas school shooting, our hearts go out to all the parents, families, neighbors, first responders, classmates, friends and school personnel affected. We recognize that this topic does not come lightly, and that it could affect those in our own small-town community. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone in the sadness, anger, despair and overwhelming thoughts you may be feeling. We encourage you to utilize the support you have through family, friends, professionals, and resources that are available. Below are a few tangible resources to help us navigate this topic individually and collectively. Additionally, please feel free to reach out to any of our School Counselors or our district Social Worker if you feel you would like further resources/assistance. We are here to best support not only our students, but parents and families together.

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