LOCKDOWN: Talking to Your Kids about School Violence

LOCKDOWN: Talking to Your Kids about School Violence

by Nancy Kislin

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Overview

Keeping Your Kids Safe and Emotionally Secure

How many children are truly safe from school shootings – physically and emotionally? A shocking 187,000 school students have been directly exposed to gun violence since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Millions more endure the trauma of being in “lockdown” and “active shooter” drills that occur regularly in schools today. Lockdown! Talking to Your Kids about School Violence offers unprecedented professional insight and critical therapeutic guidance to help parents, teachers, school administrators and social service professionals successfully nurture and heal children in this era of school shootings.

This book features scores of interviews conducted specifically for this book with children and their parents, including those present during 2018’s tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, It offers important context and professional theraputic strategies for dealing with the trauma that comes from lockdowns, active shooter drills, and the horrific events that occur all too frequently in our country today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645167242
Publisher: Highpoint Executive Publishing
Publication date: 01/24/2019
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Nancy Kislin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, keynote speaker, author, and former Adjunct Professor at Kean University. She maintains a private child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy practice in Chatham, New Jersey. She creates and facilitates parent, teen, and children programs in schools, religious institutions, and summer camps. As a speaker, Nancy has addressed diverse audiences ranging from small groups of parents and school students classes, to religious institutions, educators, and other psychotherapists. She has always been at the frontier of bringing current issues confronting children and parents to her audiences, and is passionate about helping parents and children navigate the complex issues of today's society. She hopes to ultimately inspire them to lead productive, joyful, well-balanced lives. She lives in Central New Jersey with her husband.
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Table of Contents

Dedication....................................................................................................xi

Acknowledgments...................................................................................xiii

Introduction.................................................................................................1

1: What Is Really Going on with Your Kids?..................................13

2: Trauma from the Mouths of Babes...............................................29

3: What Parents and Teachers Are Saying and Doing.................45

4: Virtual Violence: Is It Really Bad?.................................................71

5: Talking to Your Kids About Violence ..........................................97

6: Strategies to Help Your Child (and You) Cope ..................... 117

7: Helping Your Kids Feel Safe with a Family Plan .................. 133

8: Benefiting from Community ........................................................ 145

9: How to Talk to Your Kids After a School Shooting ............ 159

10: You Can’t Heal Alone ................................................................... 173

EPILOGUE: Where Do I Sign Up for a Healthy, Compassionate, Resilient Kid? 185

About the Author ................................................................................. 195

Index ......................................................................................................... 197

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