Coping with Tragedy

June 1, 2022

Episode 225

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Description: Dr. Melissa Brymer discusses how parents and educators can best support their children when it comes to different types of emergencies and how to talk about the impact of a traumatic event, such as a school shooting.


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Psychological First Aid: Students & Teachers | National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (



Melissa Brymer is director of terrorism and disaster programs at the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and an expert on how children deal with stress following disasters, like, for example, school shootings. Brymer studies how best to offer psychological assistance in the aftermath of disasters, and the role the center can play in such relief.


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