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Feeling Safe at School – Helping Children Cope with School Shootings and Mass Violence

Feeling Safe at School – Coping with School Shootings and Mass Violence
Thursday, August 25, 2022 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

School shootings and mass violence occurs at concerning rates in the United States. As a result, many Americans are experiencing emotional impacts of being repeatedly exposed to news of these events. This presentation begins with a discussion of how hearing about these events impacts others. Normal reactions to exposure to this information will be presented. Finally, strategies for managing fear and worry about school shootings will be discussed, and examples of strategies for parents/guardians, teachers/school staff, and students is presented.

Learn more in the accompanying blog post: Returning to School: Coping with Fears of School Shootings

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Presenter(s) Biography

Amie R. Newins, PhD

Amie R. Newins, PhD

Amie R. Newins, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida and the Director of Clinical Operations for the Rosengren Trauma Clinic at UCF RESTORES. Her research interests focus on the relationship between anxiety and health risk behaviors, with an emphasis on risk and outcomes of trauma exposure. Her clinical expertise is in cognitive-behavioral therapy for trauma-related, anxiety, and depressive disorders. The Rosengren Trauma Clinic has provided treatment to survivors of several mass violence events.


Deborah C. Beidel, PhD, ABPP

Deborah C. Beidel, PhD, ABPP

Deborah C. Beidel, PhD, ABPP is a Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor at the University of Central Florida. She is the Founder and Executive Director of UCF RESTORES, a clinical research center dedicated to changing how posttraumatic stress disorder is understood, diagnosed, and treated. Her research involves using innovative technologies to enhance the outcome of behavioral treatments for PTSD as well as to improve dissemination.  Over the past 15 years, she has led teams of mental health professionals who have responded to a number of mass violence events, providing consultation and treatment to survivors, their families, first responders, and impacted communities.

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