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 …
The world renowned rock guitarist played a show in Cleveland and dedicated 'Amazing Grace' to Macedonia Fire Captain Dan Gagliardi and the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary.
The Youtube footage is of Neil Zaza's "One Silent Night" 2012 concert at The Hanna Theater on Dec. 15. The world renowned rock guitarist played a show in Cleveland and dedicated 'Amazing Grace' to Macedonia Fire Capt. Dan Gagliardi and the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary. Every year, Zaza plays a benefit concert with the Twinsburg Orchestra and the Twinsburg High School Orchestra. Zaza will also host a guitar clinic at GitterPicker Family Learning Center for Music on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
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 …
Read a letter to parents from Twinsburg Superintendent Kathryn Powers about the tragedy in Newtown and the school district's crisis plans.