Resources following Washington, DC Events

Community Resources Following Events in Washington, DC
Posted on 01/07/2021
Dear DCSD Families,

Recent events at our nation’s Capitol will likely be a topic of conversation in our homes, schools, and workplaces in the coming days. Seeing and hearing about events of this nature can have an impact on our children and their ability to feel safe and secure. They may have questions or want to talk. This may further compound the pressures both adults and children are feeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our families and students are always welcome to talk with their teacher, school counselor, principal, etc. about any concerns or anxieties they may be feeling. The following are some resources should you need help talking with your children about the information they may be seeing or hearing.
Should you or your child have a concern about someone’s well-being or safety, it can be reported anonymously via Safe 2 Tell (1-877-542-7233) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Additional Resources:

Colorado Crisis Services: www.coloradocrisisservices.org, Trained Crisis Counselor Hotline: (844) 493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.

I am very grateful for the way Douglas County comes together as a community to support one another and how we work through conflict and challenges. Knowing that informal conversations about the events at our nation’s Capitol may take place among students, I wanted to make sure you have these resources readily available, should you need them when supporting your children.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership.

Corey Wise
Interim Superintendent
Douglas County School District

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