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NSU Professor Offers Advice On Children’s Questions Concerning Gun Violence

Unfortunately, school shootings are common news stories lately, making parents, teachers, and especially kids feel unsafe. According to CNN, 21 weeks into 2018, there were 23 school shootings which resulted in injury or death.

Ralph Gene E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, professor at NSU’s School of Psychology, spoke with The Washington Post about what to say to your child if he asks what to do if someone were to point a gun at them. An important thing to do is to let the child know that what they are feeling is normal and okay, and that a lot of people are also worried about this situation. If you as a parent are unsure of what to answer because you are also on edge about the situation, it is important to remain calm because children understand actions louder than words.

Ralph (Gene) E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP

Ralph (Gene) E. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP

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