On the afternoon of February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed and fifteen more were taken to hospitals, making it one of the world’s deadliest school massacres in history. This recent shooting has evoked many emotions—sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety, and anger. Children who are struggling with their thoughts and feelings about the stories and images of the shooting may turn to trusted adults for help and guidance. How do you address this topic with your children and teens? In this show my guest and I will give you tips on what to look for and how you can talk to your children, the psychological impact of the shooting, tips for dealing with media exposure and much more.
Barb Roba is a Mental Health Counselor, School Counselor, and a Certified Coach with over a decade of direct experience working with children and families, consulting with teachers, helping families, and promoting positive parenting and educational initiatives. More importantly, she is a mom. Who is not ashamed to say her two boys have taught her a lot over the years about what it truly means to be a mom. Parents, teachers can join Barb’s Facebook group on link below for live chats and discussions on emotional regulation.
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