As the nation tries to make sense of another mass school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we discuss what's being done and what more could be done. Former CEO of CPS Schools and former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is our guest.
Duncan was named U.S. secretary of education by President Barack Obama in 2009 and he served in that position until December 2015. Prior to his appointment, Duncan served as the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools from June 2001 through December 2008, becoming the longest-serving big-city education superintendent in the country.
If you are looking for resources on how to talk to you child about the mass shooting in Florida or how to deal with the stress, we recommend the following resources:
Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting (American Psychological Association)
How to talk to children about difficult news (American Psychological Association)
Talking to Children About Tragedies (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Explaining the News to Our Kids (Common Sense Media)
Helping Children Cope with Frightening News (Childmind Institute)
Helping Kids After a Shooting (American School Counselor Association)
Helping Children Cope with Terrorism: Tips for Families and Educators (National Association of School Psychologists)