Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Uvalde. It is with great sadness we yet again grieve the the loss of innocent life in our country. As we continue to heal from our own experience, the tragedy in Uvalde, TX resurfaces painful memories. In a time of grief and reflection, please know you have a responsive community with resources available to help navigate this process.
Tonight, please check-in with your family. Talk to your children, hug them tight, and tell them that you love them. Together, we heal. We send love, light, strength, hope, and resilience to the Uvalde community.
Resources in response to Robb Elementary School shooting
In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together.
Psychological First Aid
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center.
Additional resources from the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center and Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University.