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Office of Out-of-School Time Programs: Resources from the Field

Monday, June 27 - Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Sponsored by: District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education; Muriel Bowser Administration


The OST Office is deeply saddened and hurt by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas. The entire Learn24 network mourns with the victims’ families. During this tough time, it may be difficult for youth, families, teachers, volunteers, and staff to process these tragic events. Below you will find a few resources to help navigate these difficult conversations and situations:

6 Guiding Principles To A Trauma-Informed Approach (CDC)

Anxiety Over School Shootings (Child Mind Institute)

Community & Gun Violence (Sesame Street)

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Traumatic Events (NIMH)

Helping Children Cope with Emergencies (CDC)

Helping Children Cope and Adjust After a Disaster (AAP)

Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Psychological Association)

How to Talk To Kids About School Shootings (Common Sense Media)

How to Talk To Your Kids About School Shootings (Scholastic)

In Support of Super Heroic Grieving Children & Teens (NAGC)

Talking With Children About Disasters (AAP)

Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School and Community Shootings in the News (NCSCB)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)

What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary (NPR)

When Scary News Shakes Her World (Girl Scouts)

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