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Wauwatosa School District gives parents resources for talking to kids following Florida school shooting

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) – The Wauwatosa School District is giving parents advice about talking to their children about violence.

They gave tips from the National Association of School Psychologists like reassuring children that schools are safe, reviewing school safety procedures and watching your child’s emotional state.

The district also provides counseling services through Aurora Healthcare free of charge.

See below for the letter sent to Wauwatosa School District families:

Dear Wauwatosa School District Families –

As you have probably seen or heard, there was a devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida today.

This is news your students will likely hear about through social media or television and as partners with you, we wanted to equip you with an excellent resource for talking to your child about violence.

The tips we are sharing are provided by the National Association of School Psychologists and can be found HERE.

Additionally, we want to remind you of local resources we have for you and your family. The Student and Family Assistance Program is a service the District provides through Aurora Healthcare at no charge to all to Wauwatosa School District students and families residing in the same household.

This program provides students and families up to six goal-focused confidential professional counseling, consultation, or intervention sessions per family member, per issue to address personal, family or environmental factors that impact academic performance or personal well-being.

You can access additional information about the program HERE.

Lastly, please know you can always reach out to your school’s social worker or school counselor for support also.

Sincerely,

Wauwatosa School District

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