Marleen Wong - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Marleen Wong Marleen Wong

David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health Senior Vice Dean of Field Education Clinical Professor of Social Work Department of Children Youth and Families | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Los Angeles, CA, US

Clinical Professor focused on children, youth, and families and specializing in behavioral health, mental health, and military social work.

School shootings traumatize more than those directly affected

School shootings traumatize more than those directly affected 2018-01-27
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David Schonfeld, Director, National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work:

"Even students that have no direct connections with any of the communities where these shootings occurred may nonetheless be impacted by the media coverage. Just knowing that it could happen in another school in the country may make them feel vulnerable. The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement has guidelines on how to talk to children about school shootings in the media at https://www.schoolcrisiscenter.org/resources/talking-kids-about-tragedies/."

Marleen Wong, Stein/Goldberg Sachs Endowed Professor of Mental Health at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work:

"There are now thousands of student and teacher survivors of school shootings across the country. Social workers should be aware that these survivors could have strong reactions, including serious distress, because the present shootings are reopening old wounds."

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NPR.org

A look at all 11 school shootings that took place in the first 23 days of 2018

The new york times reported that tuesday's school shooting in kentucky was the eleventh shooting on school property in 2018 — just 23 days into the year. npr takes a look at the other 10.

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