Research, News and Resources for Dealing With Tragedy
Posted Dec 20 2012 12:00am
We at CMCH were deeply saddened to hear of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. We thought it might be helpful to provide you with links to research, words of peace, and helpful resources for helping children and families cope with tragic circumstances and violent acts.
CMCH's sister blog, Ask the Mediatrician, published a new Q&A about the shooting. Read it here . You might also want to check the posting after the Aurora, CO, shooting.
CMCH's director, Michael Rich, MD, MPH, was one of the experts featured on 90.9 WBUR's resource list for talking about the Sandy Hook shooting. He was also on the NECN morning show to talk about the aftermath of the event.
The American Academy of Pediatrics stated that "we must engage in a national dialogue designed to reduce children’s detrimental exposure to violence in their communities, environments and entertainment" in an open letter to President Obama following the shooting.
Because media can be healing when used in positive ways, librarians have started the Books Heal Hearts initiative, soliciting donations of materials that can help the Newtown community deal with their great loss.