School shooting,School violence,Psychologist,Child,Anxiety

Local psychologist offers tips on talking to kids about school violence

January 21, 2017
in Kids

With many struggling to cope with today’s school shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School, a local psychologist has tips for parents as they respond to questions and concerns about school violence. "I think it's important to allow children to talk about any anxiety or concerns that they may be having," said Mary Beth DeWitt, PhD, of Dayton Children's Hospital. Parents and caregivers may want to protect children from difficult information, but "It's out there and they're going to be nervous and want to talk about it," she said. "Kids know what's going on even before their parents sometimes," she said. For example, DeWitt said her son texted her about today's...

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