LUFKIN, TX (News Release) - As child advocates, Harold's House would like to remind the community that the shocking violence Friday in Connecticut impacting elementary-aged children in the school environment highlights the necessity for parents, teachers, and other caregivers to be aware of any related trauma our East Texas children and families might be experiencing as these unsettling events unfold.
A statement from Laura Squiers, executive director, Harold's House East Texas Alliance for Children:
"We are shocked and saddened by the events that have occurred in Connecticut and our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have suffered this tragedy. Please remember to give your kids an extra hug, and reassurance that we live in a safe world."
Here are some recommendations from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network: