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Education Desk: How Should Parents Talk to their Children About Mass Shootings?


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More than 30 people were killed in two mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

From the Education Desk this week, 90.7’s Danielle Prieur spoke with UCF researcher and psychologist Dr. Kimberly Renk about how to start the conversation.

For more resources parents can use to talk to their children-check out the following websites: 


If a child or adult is feeling suicidal or depressed because of a mass shooting, call the National Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

You can also text the National Crisis Text Line at 741741.

To listen to the full conversation, click on the clip above.


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Danielle Prieur

About Danielle Prieur

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Danielle Prieur grew up listening to her grandfather’s stories of swimming across the Detroit River from Canada and many other adventures. She’s been into storytelling ever since. She studied writing at the University of Michigan. She trained in public radio at WDET’s Detroit newsroom, and is really excited ... Read Full Bio »

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