Coping with School Violence Resources

  • School safety is a top priority in Fort Bend ISD.  The recent tragedies in Parkland and Santa Fe not only brought the issue of school safety to the forefront, it reignited a conversation across the nation and here at home.  Children may have questions about this difficult topic.  Below are resources available to parents in supporting their children through talking through their questions and concerns.

    FBISD Speak Up

    Resources

    Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Helping Kids After A Shooting

    Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

     

    If you or anyone you know are looking for mental health resources or guidance after the recent Sante Fe High School shooting, text SUPPORT to 37420 for coping skills and local resources.

     

    If you are experiencing thoughts of harming yourself or others, help is available.  For immediate assistance, call the FBISD TalkLine at 281-240-(TALK) 8255, which is available 24/7.  This hotline is also available to parents.

     

    Students, if you have concerns about a friend, talk to your school counselor or another trusted adult immediatley.  This is not a betrayal of trust but rather a great act of kindness that can save a life.  Students can also use the Student Crime Stoppers Hotline to report any suspicious or illegal activities that take place on school property. The number for the hotline is 281-491-8477 (TIPS). All calls remain anonymous.

     

    Parents, if you observe some common signs of mental health distress in your child, it is healthy to calmly express your concerns to your child and invite them to talk about their feelings and struggles.  The most important response is compassionate and non-judmental listening.  School counselors are available to assist with this conversation and with finding the professional help and support your child may need.  The Mental Health America-Fort Bend County Resource Guide contains counseling and mental health resources in Fort Bend County.