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Mental Health and Crisis Intervention Resources

Students Need Spaces to Engage in Honest Conversation

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Following the senseless violence at Robb Elementary School yesterday [Superintendent Statement], local educators, parents, and caretakers are mourning along with the families and community members in Uvalde, Texas. Young people and adults alike are struggling with emotions caused by this horrific act of violence.

Safety, health, and wellness are the highest priorities for our learning community. As educators, we must be committed and intentional in our mission to address the ongoing social and emotional needs of our school communities and beyond. Classrooms are often the place where students feel most comfortable asking questions and processing their feelings. Therefore, it is imperative that we help them engage in honest conversations that allow them to make sense of complexities and injustices in their communities. 

Links to Resources

The following resources may be helpful as families and educators address student concerns, engaging in conversations with empathy, sensitivity, and compassion.

Tools for Teachers

Information for Families

Crisis Intervention


Update 5/26/22: Added additional links.