Family Resources and Beyond

Feb 2018 TODAY news magazine article: Pre-k to teens-

2017-18 How to Talk Children About Shootings

Some resources developed or suggested by Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) staff, may help you process today’s disquieting events emotionally and spiritually for yourself, in your family, and with others in your faith community.

Extra-ordinary times:

Dear families, Please remember that during extra-ordinary times as adults our priority should be protecting our children and youth. It is important to make them feel safe by monitoring their access to news especially sensationalized media.  Also, important is “checking in” by listening to what they are saying to you, to others and paying attention to their behaviors. Intentional conversations about safety measures that have been taken to ensure their safety and what to do if they feel unsafe is always a good idea. Lastly but not least, it is  important to remind them how as UU’s the first principle of “inherent worth and dignity of everyone” begins with their own “inherent worth and dignity” and  how much they are loved. I am happy to be of service to you and your families if you need anything further.


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Last updated on Thursday, April 18, 2013.


All the Teddy Bears and friends…

are on their way to the children of

Sandy Hook Elementary School and Community of Newtown, Connecticut


Our Deepest Sympathy to the families and community of Newtown, Connecticut

Our Hearts, Thoughts, & Prayers are with you.

Please note as Reverend Ellen mentioned in her Response…

“Remember that Dolores and I are both resources for you, and you are welcome to call Rev. Ellen , or email her at home or Dolores   if you or your child or youth are having a particularly difficult time.” Please see the following resources shared by Sue Philips, our Clara Barton District Executive:”

Trauma response resources for congregations, from the UU Trauma Response Ministry


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