Gun Violence and Schools
The goal of the district’s school at the Juvenile Justice Services Center is to keep Philadelphia students on track and transition them back into traditional schools. But the rise in youth gun violence has staff at the center needing more specialized help.
Newtown mom: ‘Every one of us needs to step up and take responsibility for what is causing these children to perpetrate these horrific events.’
In the aftermath of a tragedy, the politics of mourning can be complicated for Black children as their grief traditions clash with a litany of rules.
Chalkbeat asked school psychologist Dr. Kay Streeter how teachers and parents should talk to their children about trauma and the gun violence epidemic in the wake of Young Dolph’s death.
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