Helping kids cope with school violence
The tragic events that unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14 have led all of us to question how and why such a thing could happen, particularly to innocent children and the brave adults who cared for them. To help you and your family cope in the wake of this national tragedy, please find resources below.
The New York Life Foundation
With child bereavement as its focus, the New York Life Foundation offers the following resources for grieving children and their families.
- A Child in Grief.com has a range of resources to help children cope with loss
- “After a Loved One Dies—How Children Grieve” booklet is available for download and copies can be ordered
- “When Families Grieve” is a special guide for parents and caregivers, created in partnership with Sesame Workshop, which can be downloaded and ordered.
- The National Bereavement Resource Guide is a compilation of state and local resources for those experiencing loss. Search for resources by entering your local area. This resource is sponsored by the Moyer Foundation and New York Life.