mass shooting response
A Message From redefinED atlanta About the Uvalde Mass Shooting
Dear Friends and Family,
We are devastated and heartbroken by the mass murder that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX. While thoughts and prayers aren’t enough for the families in New York, California or Texas, it’s all we have to offer.
Tuesday’s incident took the lives of 19 children and two educators, and it marks at least the 30th shooting at a K-12 school in 2022. We understand the aftermath of a massacre can leave families, educators and school leaders feeling stressed, helpless, angry, scared and grieving.
In this moment of solidarity, we’re sharing a few resources to help you navigate these difficult times and find ways for you to communicate with educators and families in your community.
Resources for Families, Educators and School Leaders:
- American School Counselor Association (ASCA) – After a School Shooting Resources
- USA Today – Here’s How You Can Get Involved
- National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – Talking to Children About Gun Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Learn More About Everytown
- Learn More About Moms Demand Action
If you need an immediate thought partner as you work through the day, please reach out to Adah Pittman-DeLancey, vice president of impact and external relations, at email@example.com.
We hope our country will be spared from further mass shootings sometime soon. In the absence of immediate policy actions to address gun violence, we are working to create space to offer support, share resources and unite for collective efforts.
Yours in service,