School Shootings: Navigating the Impact on Students, Teachers, and Parents

Whether you are part of a community directly affected by violence or are anxious about parenting in a time when mass casualty events are an on-going threat, school shootings can have a profound impact on school, family, and community life. In this webinar, experts will discuss repercussions of these tragic events, share evidenced-based practices for recognizing and responding to trauma, and offer strategies on how to talk with children about school violence.


Lindsey Whissel Fenton, Senior Producer and Director at WPSU


  • Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine
  • Julie Kaplow, PhD., ABPP, Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health

This presentation is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition. Please consult your physician or other qualified health care provider immediately if you are experiencing any suicidal thoughts. If you are in crisis, help is available through texting FUTURE to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the U.S and/or calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at: 1-800-273-8255. More information is available here: