Like you, my heart is heavy in the wake of Friday's tragedy in Newtown, CT.
As individuals who have committed ourselves to improving the lives of young people, we were all shaken by this horrible news. The entire network of Big Brothers Big Sisters mourns for the victims, their families, friends and for everyone affected by violence in America. Join us as we keep their families, friends and their community in our thoughts and prayers.
We are also mindful that our most vulnerable members of society, our children, may turn to their
parents or their Big to help them make sense of this unspeakable tragedy. We want to share resources and help you to be prepared to guide them through these tough conversations.
Click here to find tips and tools from the National Association of School Psychologists on how to talk with children of all ages about violent tragedies such as the one in Connecticut. Feel free to share this information with others who could benefit from these tools. We also invite you to reach out to your Match Support Specialists if you need any additional support on how to talk with your child or Little about violence.
Beth O’Connor P: 313-309-9229 Email: Beth.OConnor@bbbsdetroit.org
Laron Evans P: 313-309-9244 Email: LaRon.Evans@bbbsdetroit.org
Lauren Brick P: 313-309-9230 Email: Lauren.Brick@bbbsdetroit.org
Shanese Ross P: 313-309-9233 Email: Shanese.Ross@bbbsdetroit.org
Elizabeth Elzey P: 313-309-9253 Email: Elizabeth.Elzey@bbbsdetroit.org
Ashley Johnson P: 313-309-9254 Email: Ashley.Johnson@bbbsdetroit.org
With Every Best Wish,
Dara T. Munson, MPA
Big Sister, President and CEO