Cincinnati Children's Blog

Talking with your kids about a school shooting

Julie Bemerer, PsyD, staff psychologist II, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, discusses how to talk to kids about school shootings. According to Bemerer, it is important to address the child’s fears and normalize their feelings.

“I would run through names with teachers and all the people they know to help reassure them that they’re not alone and there are adults keeping them safe out there,” said Bemerer.

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