Arapahoe High School Tragedy

Our hearts go out to the community in light of the tragedy at Arapahoe High School. Please see our links to resources on how to talk to youth about these traumatic topics.  Also, see a discussion about JeffCo's School Security training video on Colorado State of Mind.

Below are tips for talking to children about this event -- and about how to help. 

- An excellent resource from the Sesame Street Workshop for talking to kids about grief

Sesame Street videos for dealing with tragedy

PBS Parents offers tips for talking about tough subjects wth your kids. And about talking to kids about what they hear on the news. 

- The Fred Rogers Company posted an article about easing your child's fears.

-Several area school districts also have posted valuable tips for talking to children about violence:here and here

* Recorded the week of 12/09/13, prior to the event at Arapahoe High School. Learn what a panel of Denver leaders has concluded about campaign money, following a year-long study. Also, find out how the state is hoping to help Colorado businesses export more of their goods and services. And, on the anniversary of Newtown, a look at a simulated school shooting, and how Jeffco Schools Security is making a training video for other schools.

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