Helping children cope with traumatic events

Like you, we at CMEE were horrified and saddened by what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Our staff have been discussing if and how the Museum can serve as a resource for families and children who have been especially traumatized by the shootings. Since play can be powerfully therapeutic, we hope you’ll have the opportunity to spend some time playing at CMEE with your children. 

If you’re looking for strategies on how to talk to your children about Sandy Hook, please check out these links from the American Psychological Association, the Lucy Daniels Center, and Sparkle Stories. We found them very useful.
If there is another way that CMEE can help your family, please let us know.