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.

Next NCCA Webinar Installment: December 15th – RESCHEDULED **Check back**

NCCA has been very successful with our recent webinar series, with our participants able to receive a wide and varied range of information that is relevant to children and child care.

The next installment of this Webinar Series will be on Tuesday, December 15, from 1-2 pm EST. This upcoming webinar will discuss how to navigate the maze of online learning…especially during a pandemic and will feature Gillian Gansler of Quorum eLearning and Becky Fox of Kaplan Early Learning Company.

eLearning is everywhere these days! As early educators and program administrators, how do you know what eLearning program to choose? The quality and price of different eLearning options vary greatly, and it can be difficult to evaluate the different approaches and costs of different online learning providers.  In this webinar, we will explore best practices for online learning, and receive a “test drive” of the Quorum eLearning program.  

eLearning CAN be engaging, interactive, relevant, and fun….while saving money.  Come find out how! Register on ZOOM today:

Quorum is a partner and member benefit of NCCA. What is Quorum?
Quorum is an online professional development membership program for early educators that includes 24/7 access for one year and membership includes 170+ hours including all training required for a CDA. NCCA members are eligible for a discount for Quorum.

Kaplan is also a partner and member benefit of NCCA. For more than 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a champion for play. From research-based curricula to enriching classroom environments and innovative technology solutions, Kaplan’s products and services inspire a lifelong love of learning in children and educators. Kaplan is the architect of learning good and defenders of the imagination and transforming lives through play.

Why join NCCA? NCCA supports providers, educators, and child care centers of all sizes through education, support, and lobbying. We empower members with advocacy training and resources and partner with other national organizations to represent your voice on Capitol Hill and throughout the United States. Learn more by visiting