Valentine’s Day, a day usually associated with kindness and affection, ended in tragedy at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla. Our thoughts are with the students and families affected by this senseless violence.
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, there have been an estimated 239 school shootings across our country. NAPNAP continues to be gravely concerned with how these frequent, high-profile gun violence acts affect the mental health of children in our families and communities. As pediatric-focused nurse practitioners, we are equally concerned about gun safety in the home and community.
Pediatric-focused nurse practitioners can provide support and guidance by talking to children and families about this tragedy, listening to concerns and offering mental health referrals if needed. Resources can be found in our For Providers and For Families channels.
Feb. 15, 2018