Via Axios – “Several school districtsdirected parents and educators to in-depth resources from organizations that specialize in trauma response:
- How to talk to kids in the aftermath — individualized by age (Common Sense Media).
- What to emphasize when talking to kids (National Association of School Psychologists).
- Common reactions in kids and what to do about them (National Child Traumatic Stress Network).
The leading cause of death among American children is now guns.
- Firearms passed motor vehicles as the top killer of kids in 2020, the most recent CDC data available.
- Why it matters: The firearm death rate among children is steadily rising.
- More kids are involved in gun-related homicides, including Tuesday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas — and in suicides and accidents.
- Nearly two-thirds of the 4,368 U.S. youths up to age 19 who were killed by guns in 2020 were homicide victims, the CDC says.
- Motor vehicle crashes, formerly the leading cause of death for kids 1 and older, killed nearly 4,000 children.”
- Via Judd Legum: “According to a 2018 Small Arms Survey, the latest data, there are more civilian-owned firearms in the United States than people, with more than 120 guns for every 100 Americans.”