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Resources for Responding to Violence

Resources for Responding to Violence

Sometimes we must help students and parents create a safe framework to process senseless acts of violence.To help you respond to their concerns, we have compiled the following links:

Talking to Children About Violence: Information for Parents and Educators by the National Association of School Psychologists

Responding to Crisis by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

If the community is in trouble, a person must not say,

“I will go home, and eat and drink, and all will be well with me…” 
But rather, a person must share in the concerns of the community,
for so we find that Moses, our teacher, shared in the distress of the community… 
Those who share in the community’s troubles are worthy to see its consolation.
                                                        Babylonian Talmud Ta’anit 11a