The School has curated a list of resources to support adults engaging in difficult conversations with children. Please check back periodically for updates. If you have suggested resources (articles, books, podcasts, videos, etc.) that you think would be helpful for fellow parents/guardians, please submit them HERE.

How to Talk About School Shootings with Your Children

Information About Preventing Gun Violence

  • Brady United - a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control and against gun violence
  • Everytown - a nonprofit organization based in New York that advocates for gun control and against gun violence
  • Giffords - an American advocacy and research organization focused on promoting gun control
  • Lighthouse Community Public Schools - geared toward middle school students created by teachers in East Oakland
  • March for our Lives - they aim to create safe and healthy communities and livelihoods where gun violence is obsolete
  • The Teaching Well - a non-profit organization here in Oakland focused on the health and wellness of educators
  • Youth ALIVE! - believes that urban youth have the capacity to stop the violence plaguing our communities.

Resources for Responding to Trauma

Talking About the News

Talking About Race and Racism