Ordinarily this would be the time I roundup and share a number of educational resources with you. In the wake of events in Connecticut, however, I’ve come across a number of helpful resources for parents that seem much more important at the moment.
Consider it a roundup of roundups that offer support, guidance, and healing.
I wouldn’t advise attempting to read ALL of the links included in the following resources. Not all at once, anyway. My hope is that at least a few of the articles offer you a source of wisdom and solace.
Ce Eshelman of the AttachPlace.com guided me toward Brene Brown’s roundup,
helpful resources for talking to children about violence and death. (Update: link unavailable.) I especially like the advice from Mr. Rogers.
DeeAnna Nagel of OnlineTherapyInstitute.com shared this roundup:
Reflections on schools, children, and tragedy… online resources to help the healing.
Audrey Pellicano R.N.,M.S. of WiseWidow.com provided this article:
Dealing with Grief: The Connecticut Tragedy.
And thank you to Annette Frey of BiscuitsByLambchop.com for directing me toward these compelling articles:
“I Am Adam Lanza’s Psychiatrist”: A Response From the Mental Health Trenches to “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”
I’ll end here with a ray of hope brought to you by Ann Curry.
Inspired to act: #26Acts of kindness to honor those lost in Newtown, Conn.
Bless you, Ann. Mitzvahs are spreading like wildfire.