Student Support for Current Events

Student Support for Current Events

The UMA Community is recognizing and validating the feelings around the violent events that have occured in Atlanta, Georgia this past evening.  There are conflicting reports from a variety of sources at this time. 

Georgia state Sen. Michelle Au (D) said that regardless of what authorities determine to be the motive, “it is taking place in a landscape where Asian-Americans are increasingly terrified and fearful for their lives and their safety because of these escalating threats against against our people.” 

As this news develops, we will continue to provide resources, support and space for staff and students to gather online and to support each other.  
Resources from Student Support Team:

How to Talk About Traumatic Events and Tragedies (MDE)

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events (NIMH)

What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary (NPR)

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Trauma (Child Welfare Information Gateway)

Upcoming Derek Chauvin Trial school support and resources will be coming from the Student Support Team as this event progresses in our own community.

Please reach out to our Student Support team and encourage students to connect with an adult for continued support whenever it is needed.

Contact Information:

Liz Sullivan: 612-466-0446

Joclyn Tiedt: 612-208-3854

Anna Walters: 612-888-2153

Alissa Abelson: 651-341-8668

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