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Responding to children about violent incidents


Last updated 6/1/2022 at 5:04pm

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Children who learn of violent incidents like the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas can experience a great deal of anxiety and fear. Those emotions can last for days or weeks.

For many, the feelings could be compounded by anxiety suffered following earlier mass shootings, including those at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York and a church in Orange County.

The County of San Diego's deputy director for Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Piedad Garcia, said it's important for parents to be aware of their children's responses. They shou...

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