Dr. Sherwood discusses school violence, and what can you do at home to support your school-age child after a school shooting
Host: What can I do at home to support my school-age child after a school shooting? Hayley Sherwood: You can help your school age child after a school shooting by providing extra attention and consideration, setting gentle, but firm limits for behavior. Listening to your child's repeated telling of the experience, encouraging your child to express thoughts and feelings in conversation, play, writing and drawing. Providing structured chores and activities that are not too demanding, developing and rehearsing a safety plan and pointing out kind deeds and ways people helped each other during the incident.