Helpful Resources for Coping With Gun Violence in Schools

As Michigan and the nation is heartbroken by the mass shooting at Michigan State University that claimed the lives of three and left five others critically wounded, our hearts go out to the families, MSU community, and all those impacted by this senseless tragedy. To help our communities grapple with the grief and disbelief, we’ve compiled a list of resources to support and help:

Helping Your Children Through Scary Situation

“Open talk, open door: Helping kids, teens after a school shooting”
(source: University of Michigan Health)

Raising or educating kids in a pandemic with cases surging and the winter holidays approaching was already hard enough for Michigan parents and school staff. And then the school shooting in Oxford, Michigan happened on Nov. 30, 2021 – the first one in the state in decades, and the first one to claim multiple young lives in the U.S. since the start of the pandemic.

Now, parents and educators find themselves having to help children and teens process the news and navigate the trauma. That may take days or weeks, but resources from local and national organizations can help, says Joanna Quigley, M.D., a child psychiatrist at Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan’s academic medical center.


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