Resources for Responding to Violence and Tragedy

Created by Scholastic editors in consultation with educators and experts nationwide, this collection of resources is designed to help teachers respond to violence and tragedy. Please share this page with colleagues and parents who may need help talking to their kids about difficult events.

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Expert Advice for Teachers

  • How kids cope with trauma
  • Tips for talking to kids about tragedy
  • Emotional support for teachers

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   More Expert Advice

The Child Mind Institute provides articles and support for dealing with trauma in children.

The NASP has tips for talking with children about violence in schools and school violence prevention.

Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information on school safety, including guidance on how to recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behavior.

Articles for Students



Age-appropriate articles about gun violence and student activism, for grades 4-12


Social-Emotional Learning Resources for K-6

  • Printable SEL worksheets
  • Letter-writing templates
  • SEL book recommendations