Gun Violence Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Gun Violence Worksheet?

Gun Violence can have a lasting traumatic impact on individuals who witness it either directly or indirectly. Such incidents brutally strip away an individual’s sense of safety making them feel helpless, hopeless and unable to rely on their coping skills in order to deal with their overwhelming emotions. An unfortunate prevalent example of gun violence is school shootings which are said to severely impact student well-being and academic performance.  

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will guide parents whose children have been victims of or witnesses to gun violence at their school on how to deal with the aftermath. It will provide them with general guidelines to ensure they can safeguard their child’s mental and physical well being and help them manage their trauma symptoms.  

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in public mental health awareness programs and those specifically catered to parents of children and teens who have been victims of gun violence. It can be distributed along with other resources which can help parents through this difficult time. 

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