Dear DVC Students and Families,
The tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas has shaken all of our nation and our school family. We are deeply saddened by the horrific and heartbreaking events, as surely you are as well. Our hearts are with every family affected by this tragedy, and with the entire Uvalde community as they respond and grieve.
For educators, parents, and students, school violence is something we all feel deeply. Here are some resources that may be helpful in the wake of this violence:
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)
Helping Children Cope with Frightening News (Child Mind Institute)
Coping in the Aftermath of a Shooting (American Counseling Association)
Trauma and Disaster Mental Health (American Counseling Association)
I join you in feelings of sadness, but I am encouraged by the collective strength of our school community.
Erin D’Souza, DVC Principal