GRANTS PASS, Ore. – School districts kick into high gear to make sure students and parents can cope with and process emotions after something like Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.
The Grants Pass School District has a team of counselors and psychologists who would respond immediately. They say a counseling area is usually set up at the school.
“Our counselors and psychologists are trained for many different scenarios and so, they would respond appropriately, given how the person was being impacted by the event whether they were there directly witnessed it or if they had a family member or a close friend that had been killed,” said Director of Business Services Sherry Ely.
The school district works with psychologists and organizations in the community to provide this service for free.