Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

We will continue to add to this resource page as we know what else would be helpful. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 503-585-3484 or email Cheri at <> with the kinds of needs you see and we’ll work on getting resources uploaded. We’ve added more specific guidelines for conversations with students and will upload a parent guide soon.  Please respect the copyright by leaving the downloads intact, complete with the copyright and contact information at the bottom of each page.  You can make as many copies or forward in any ways you’d like, with that caveat.

If you would like to leave Cheri a comment, please see her blog post on the shooting.

Let us know what else you need!

Uploaded 12.17.2012 at 9:00 PST:  Guide to Supporting Teachers, Secretaries and School Staff


Talking With Your Children/Students About the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting (PDF)


Guidelines for Administrators, Counselors, and Teachers – Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting (PDF)


There are additional, more general guides on our “Free Resources” page.


Cheri on local station KOIN6 on how to talk to your kids:

Cheri on WLBZ 2 in Bangor Maine:

Cheri on a radio station:
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Hurricane Sandy Tips


Cheri was in Manhattan, Staten Island and on the Jersey shore the week of November 12 – 16 providing support to districts suffering impact from Hurricane Sandy. She held staff and parent meetings, met with administrators and leadership teams and was given the opportunity to drive through decimated regions.

If your district is still reeling from the after-effects of the storm, please contact the office at 503-585-3484. Please specify if would like a phone consultation, or to arrange video conferencing. You are also free to use Cheri’s personal email at <>.

If you are dealing with a current crisis and would like help, fill out this form, send an email to We’ll get back to you as soon as we are able. Visit our In Crisis Now? page for immediate tips.

If you are looking for additional resources needed and are unable to find them on our site, please let us know and we may be able to post them soon for you.


This video provides suggestions and guidelines for schools on helping their children during the hurricane:


The video is for parents:


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