abs200 Week 4 – Discussion 2

read the “Talking to Children About Violence” (NASP, 2006) article, complete your required text reading, and review any relevant Instructor Guidance prior to completing this discussion.

Mr. Williams teaches tenth grade in a community where a student opened fire at another nearby high school. The students in his classes are upset at the news of the shooting and that the student has been identified as a recent transfer from their own school. He comes to you as the school psychologist for direction.  For your initial post:

    • Specify some strategies teachers can use to help students cope with stressful events such as this.
    • Identify trends that may provide insights into and assistance with coping in the aftermath of this type of tragic event.
    • Briefly discuss how you would address the Why? question that surrounds events like this.
  • Lastly, examine the issue of responsibility. Defend your position by generalizing some of the pros and cons that might be associated with each of your recommended strategies.

Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and you must utilize at least one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer reviewed article from the Ashford University Library, or a professional web source) that is cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. For further assistance in researching scholarly sources, please access the tutorials on the Ashford University Library website.

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Ways of combating stress

There are several ways which teachers can use to assist students in coping with stressful events. One of these ways is through regular exercises and taking a balanced diet. Avoiding drugs such as alcohol is also an effective way of combating stress (Javed, 2012).

Trends that might provide an insight and aftermath of stressful events

            When students experience a stressful ordeal, counseling them is the most appropriate manner to combat the stress brought about by the ordeal. However, observing the behaviors of a student can enable teachers to prevent tragedies involving students from taking place. Once the tragedies have taken place, teachers should come up with ways of enabling these students to go through the stressful ordeal …

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