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School Violence and Children with Special Needs
The terrible events at Virginia Tech, and news coverage that includes reminders of previous school violence episodes, will cause deep anxiety and traumatic stress for children and their families throughout the country.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones, the students, staff and administration at Virginia Tech, and the community that suffered such a terrible tragedy. The harm and loss that was caused by the shootings is overwhelming to consider. Even young children will be seeing news coverage or hearing discussion of the events on April 16th and will need our comfort and attention in the coming weeks.
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