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Resources for Dealing with Tragedy

Forma holds all the people affected by the recent Connecticut shooting in our prayers.  Here is a list of resources compiled by our members to help with the grieving and healing process that will go on for a long time.  Please comment with any additional resources and we will add them to this list.

Articles and Resources from Forma Members and Partners
Tragedy: Prayers, Guidelines and Resources from the Episcopal Church Vocation and Formation Office
Talking with Children about Tragedy by Tracy Herzer and Leader Resources
Episcopal Relief and Development’s article about a prayerful response to the Connecticut shooting
An article and additional links from “Building Faith” by Sharon Pearson


Other Articles
Fred Rogers talks about Tragic Events in the News
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers from the National Association of School Psychologists
Violence on Campus: Helping Your Kids Cope with Tragedy
Tips for Talking to Children about the School Shooting by David Fassler from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Resources In Spanish
Helping children with Scary News


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