Tuesday, December 18, 2012
An expert shares advice for parents who are trying to explain the Newtown school shooting to their children.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, parents are wondering what to tell their children about what happened and how to help them process what they may be hearing from friends, on television and via social media. Lauren Hutchinson, LMFT is a child and family therapist and parenting consultant with a practice in Bellevue, WA. She says step one for parents is to “turn off the TV.” “We don’t want to have the TV playing in the background all the time. It isn’t helpful and the news is traumatizing for kids to watch.” For kids age 7 and younger Hutchinson says, “you want to shield them from the media coverage completely and parents should not initiate a conversation about the event because kids this age cannot make sense of …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga re-affirms the police department's commitment to school safety in the wake of last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Netown, Conn.
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga has posted a message re-affirming the police department's committment to school safety in the wake of last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Netown, Conn. Noga said that both his department and the Twinsburg School District are committed to working together for the safety of the city's children. He wrote: The tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday is a stark reminder of how fragile life is. As a father, I am deeply shocked and saddened. Undoubtedly, it will take time for the criminal investigation to unfold and possibly give us answers to questions that we all have. Until then, we must continue to remain resolute in protecting our …
People all over the world want to know how to help Sandy Hook residents following Friday's horrifying mass shooting.
In the wake of the unimaginable tragedy at Sandy Hook School Friday people from all over the world—in Connecticut, California, Canada and much farther away in Australia and India—sent an outpouring of support and want to know how they can help. If you want to be notified via email of ways to provide comfort and support during this difficult time, please post in the comments section: "I want to help." Patch will continue to update this article with ways to help—posting updates to the story as well as in the comments thread, triggering an email notification to commenters—and if you know of an organization or fundraiser providing assistance, let us know in the comments section, too. Already the United Way of Western Connecticut, in …
Read a letter to parents from Twinsburg Superintendent Kathryn Powers about the tragedy in Newtown and the school district's crisis plans.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tweets, Facebook posts on what people are talking about in regards to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
For more updates, check Newtown Patch on Facebook and the Newtown Patch website. Tweet things about the shooting to @NEOPatch and they could be included in this feed. Also, leave comments about the situation on this story. Does this tragic event make you worry about sending your child to school here in Ohio?
Friday, December 14, 2012
A gunman shoots at staff, children at a Newtown (CT) elementary school.
Officials in Newtown, CT, say they're trying to reunite parents with their children in the wake of a shocking multiple shooting at an elementary school in the town’s Sandy Hook neighborhood. First Selectman Pat Llodra told Patch that there is no information being released about the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — only confirming that there was a shooting. "I'm horrified, saddened and shocked that this happened in Newtown," Llodra said. "Our priorities right now are making sure everyone safe and reuniting parents with their children." Citing an anonymous official "with knowledge" the Associated Press is reporting 27 people dead including 18 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The shooter is believed to be a …