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Talking about violence and loss

School violence

News of school violence such as school shootings and bullying affects us all. We think of the lives lost and the people touched by this violence and grief. We face unanswered questions: Why did this happen? Could this have been prevented? Can this happen here?

These resources guide families and communities as they help youth recover from school violence and think ahead to preventing violence in the future.

My friend died and I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye — Practical tips to help a child grieve the loss of a friend.

What if the next shooting is at my school? — Review tips for talking to your teen about this serious issue. Part of the Teen Talk Fact Sheet series. Part of the Teen Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers series. español (PDF)

Bullying: A big problem with big consequences — Find out what the research says about bullying, and what you can do if your teen is a victim of a bully. Part of the Teen Talk: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers series.  English | español

Related resources

Resources to help children in the wake of a school shootingChild Trends — Learn how to talk with children and teens about school shootings.

TeenLink — A guide to resources on teen issues, like violence and bullying.

Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) — Aims to educate professionals, translate research, and generate knowledge to enhance practice and inform policies that positively influence the education and health of children, youth, and families.

CYFERnet — Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network — Practical research-based information from the nation's leading universities. Includes resources on risk behaviors and crisis.

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