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Response to Madison School Shooting

I am sure many of you have already heard the recent news of a school shooting that occurred on 2-29-2016, at Madison Junior/Senior High, in Butler County, Ohio. According to the latest news reports, 4 people were injured, and thankfully, no one was killed. Our thoughts are with the students, staff, and parents of Madison Junior/Senior High during this time.

As a School Psychologist, you may be asked questions about this by your school districts. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has a wealth of handouts for teachers and parents

Of particular interest are the following handouts:
Threat Assessment at School
Addressing Grief
Helping Children Cope with Crisis: Care for Caregivers – Brief Facts and Tips
School Violence Prevention: Brief Facts and Tips
Media and Crisis

Parents and educators working with students after a trauma may also find this NASP resource helpful.

After a large crisis situation like this, local education agencies are able to apply for grants from the US Department of Education to help with the recovery process through Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence). 

Again, our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, and staff impacted by this incident. The OSPA Crisis Committee stands ready to network with School Psychologists and help provided the needed resources during difficult times.

Please feel free to contact the OSPA Crisis Committee if you need any specific resources.

- Brian Hill, OSPA Crisis Committee Chair

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