Resources for helping youth and young adults through the Virginia Tech tragedy
The following was developed by Scott Miller in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Thanks to Patrick Mooney of the Diocese of Monterey for passing this on.
For those of us who serve and love young people, today’s tragedy at Virginia Tech is most discouraging. The loss of 33 lives and the injury of many more are added to the horror of the Pennsylvania Amish in Nickel Mines and Columbine.
Here is a compilation of web-based resources for you to consider using in the upcoming days:
- NFCYM: www.nfcym.org/resources/pastoralresponse/ViolencetoYouth.htm
- Saint Mary’s Press: www.smp.org/SchoolViolence.cfm
- Youth Specialties: www.youthspecialties.com/free/web_violence.php
- Gospel.com: http://www.gospelcom.net/buzz/?p=391
Talking with Young People:
- American Psychological Association - Talking to your children about the recent spate of school shootings: www.apa.org/topics/schoolshooting.html
- Children and Parents: Talking with Kids about Violence: http://healthresources.caremark.com/article/plainprimer/100234508
- Tragic Times, Healing Words: www.sesameworkshop.org/parents/advice/article.php?contentId=49560
- Talking with Kids about News: www.talkingwithkids.org/television/twk-news.html
- Can School Shootings be prevented? www.kidspeace.org/pdf/SchoolShooting_Langman.pdf
- Ten tips regarding talking to your Child about School shootings: www.kidspeace.org/SchoolShootingPreventionTips.htm#ten
- Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), ecumenical prayer service for remembrance and healing: http://www.ocp.org/en/resources/virginia_tech.php