The September 15, 2017, not guilty verdict of Jason Stockley for all the charges relating to the shooting and death of Anthony Lamar Smith continues to ignite protests in the City of St. Louis and surrounding areas. Feelings of traumatic stress may be building in children, adults, families, and communities.
The City of St. Louis Department of Health wants residents to know there are informational resources and places available to help answer questions and provide guidance in finding safe places to discuss one’s concerns.
Some of these resources include:
Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma: Tips for Parents - video
“Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators” – National Child Traumatic Stress Network
University of Missouri Disaster and Community Crisscross Center - http://dcc.missouri.edu
Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis - http://www.stlouiscac.org/
“Trauma and your family” - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Family-Informed Trauma Treatment Center - University of Maryland - http://fittcenter.umaryland.edu/
Department of Health
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