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Make it stop!
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^
| October 3, 2017
| Lily Eskelsen García
Posted on 10/04/2017 5:13:24 PM PDT by mdittmar
Our hearts are broken yet again by the senseless mass killings in community after community by dangerous people with access to dangerous weapons designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible. At this writing, 58 concert goers dead in Las Vegas. Over 500 wounded. Several educators are among the victims.
And millions terrified and in trauma that it could happen again.
Theres much to do, but the first thing is to comfort those who lost their friends and family members. So many want to help, and there is an immediate need of donations of dollars, blood and hugs.
Heres what you can do:
- Donate blood. Now. Call your nearest hospital or Red Cross. Now.
- Donate dollars. Our colleagues at the Nevada State Education Association are recommending a GoFundMe set up by Steve Sisolak, Clark County Commission Chair from Las Vegas. You can donate here:
- Another trusted option is the National Compassion Fund, which distributes donations directly to victims of mass crimes, and has started a campaign specifically for the Las Vegas shooting.
- If you work with students or have children at home, read this important information about how to talk with kids; limiting exposure to media right now; watch for changes in their behavior which might be signs of stress or trauma.
- Learn more about the trauma damage that can happen to any of us adults or children when exposed to this type of tragedy and what we can do to protect our own mental health:
- NEA Healthy Futures School Crisis Guide
Knowing what to do in a crisis can be the difference between stability and upheaval. This step-by-step resource created by educators for educators can make it easier for union leaders, school district administrators, and principals to keep schools safe before, during, and after a crisis.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NCTSN has several pdfs and other resources for helping parents and children deal with catastrophic mass violence events, including parent tips for helping school-age children after disasters, which lists childrens reactions with examples of how parents should respond and what they should say.
- Talking to Children About Tragedies and Other News Events
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information about the crisis and present it in a way that their child can accommodate, adjust to, and cope with.
- How to Help Kids Feel Safe After Tragedy
Its normal for both adults and kids to feel anxious after such a publicly devastating event, but there are things you can do to minimize the stress and maintain a sense of normalcy.
- Incidents of Mass Violence
Learn about who is most at risk for emotional distress from incidents of mass violence and where to find disaster-related resources.
Our hearts are broken, but we live on dedicated to doing what we can to protect our children and our families and our communities. For now, we send to the victims our prayers and our love.
TOPICS: News/Current Events
posted on 10/04/2017 5:13:24 PM PDT
Are millions really terrified and in trauma that it can happen to them? Really?
This sounds slightly exaggerated.
posted on 10/04/2017 5:20:50 PM PDT
posted on 10/04/2017 5:22:30 PM PDT
by CJ Wolf
(It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
lily said there are “dangerous people with access to dangerous weapons”
posted on 10/04/2017 5:24:14 PM PDT
To: CJ Wolf
posted on 10/04/2017 5:25:01 PM PDT
(Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
They forgot to mention: DISBAND THE DEPARTMENT OF (RE)EDUCATION, THE NEA AND EVERY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE UNION!
posted on 10/04/2017 5:27:35 PM PDT
by Kickass Conservative
(The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think "Mexico" was Spanish for "Auschwitz".)
Yes, their hearts are so broken, as they attempt to make political hay off a national tragedy One can just picture them rubbing their hands with glee at another crisis opportunity
If only their little hearts were broken over a million abortions a year
posted on 10/04/2017 5:29:42 PM PDT
("I am SpartaLee" Hey, NFL, why didn't you any of you bold guys hire Kaepernick? #GoodbyeGoodell)
To: Kickass Conservative
posted on 10/04/2017 5:29:51 PM PDT
posted on 10/04/2017 5:30:56 PM PDT
by Fiji Hill
To: Fiji Hill
posted on 10/04/2017 5:36:38 PM PDT
Yet we aren’t allowed to talk much about the ongoing carnage in places such as Chicago. The vast majority of those killings are black men shooting other black men. Much of it is gang related. Far more are killed in Chicago in a year than died in this Vegas massacre.
But we aren’t allowed to talk about Chicago, presumably because it would be racist to mention.
Baraq Insane was never allowed enough time to bring us to his utopia in only eight short years.......sob, sob, sob , sob
posted on 10/04/2017 5:39:54 PM PDT
(#44, The unknown President)
To: Dilbert San Diego
posted on 10/04/2017 5:49:25 PM PDT
All we are saying is give peas a chance!
posted on 10/04/2017 5:51:35 PM PDT
(Mainstream Media, Lying Liars Lying.)
posted on 10/04/2017 5:57:57 PM PDT
The only way we can make it stop is by BANNING hotels from having a 32nd floor.
posted on 10/04/2017 6:22:35 PM PDT
This chick is anti-gun and anti-freedom. I was going to comment on her site, but figured it would be deleted or not be read. So let me say it here, since there are now so many anti-gun, anti-freedom "FReepers":
We will not disarm.
You cannot force us. You will have to send an army against us, and that didn't work out well for your forebears.
posted on 10/04/2017 6:30:50 PM PDT
(Trump won; we got Gorsuch and a bit of the MAGA agenda. But now the Swamp is back in control.)
Several educators are among the victims.
I guess some animals are more equal than others.
posted on 10/04/2017 6:36:56 PM PDT
(Madam Defarge, knitting, knitting, always knitting)
She’s silly,and head of the largest union in the U.S.
posted on 10/04/2017 6:37:12 PM PDT
lily said there are dangerous people with access to dangerous weapons
It's true! The weapons have scary, military-sounding names like "Ford," "Chevrolet," and "Toyota." They kill thousands!
posted on 10/04/2017 7:53:42 PM PDT
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