Supporting Children Through Trauma

Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States leaving a trail of devastation in its wake, the effects of which are incalculable. During these times of extreme sorrow, it is imperative that we come together and support the children, educators, families, and communities impacted directly. 

Here are some ways to show your support:

Show empathy and offer support: If you know someone who has been affected by gun violence, it’s important to show them empathy and offer support. Listen to their concerns, acknowledge their feelings, and offer to help in any way you can.

Provide resources: There are many resources available to help those affected by gun violence. Share information about counseling services, support groups, and other resources that may be helpful.

Advocate for gun safety: Advocate for policies that promote gun safety, such as background checks, waiting periods, and red flag laws. Encourage lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence.

Support organizations: There are many organizations that work to prevent gun violence and support those affected by it. Consider supporting these organizations through donations or volunteering.

Raise awareness: Use your platform to raise awareness about the impact of gun violence on children, educators, families, and communities. Share stories of those affected, and encourage others to take action to prevent gun violence.

More Helpful Resources:

Utilize the resources provided in our to take action and lend your hands and hearts in support. It’s important to remember that healing from the trauma of gun violence can take time.

Be patient, be supportive, and be there for those who need.