Helping children process current events
Like many of you, I awoke this morning and wasn’t sure how to fully process events that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol, or even understand how we as a nation will move forward. At the same time, I recognize this and other events also have an impact on our students, families and community. I believe that our community, state and country will take time to digest these events and eventually move forward. We have proven over many years that the strength of our Democracy is its people and the resilience we have when we encounter obstacles.
At Lincoln Public Schools, we are committed to each student having a safe place to learn, to be themselves, to express their concerns and to be heard. Our staff are available for any LPS student or family member who would like to talk. Students and families can reach out to a trusted teacher, administrator, social worker or counselor at any time. If students and families don’t know who they can talk to, they can reach out to us using the confidential green “Safe to Say” button on our website. By filling out the form we will be able to connect you and your child to a caring LPS staff member who will listen and help you.
Here are some resources that will aid you in having conversations with your child:
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
- Helping Children with Trauma and Grief
- Helping Teens with Trauma and Grief
Together, as a community, we will move forward to support our children and our future.
Superintendent of Schools
Published: January 7, 2021, Updated: January 7, 2021