This week, our nation saw a horrific act of violence that took the lives of nine members of Emanual AME Church in Charleston, SC. Sadly, senseless shootings and violence against innocent individuals are occurrences our country has faced far too many times in our history and in recent events.
AAMFT and our members are deeply saddened by these events, as we are collectively and individually striving to care for the individuals, families, and children that make up our communities. Our thoughts of strength and support are with the victims’ families, the Charleston community, and all who are affected by the unnecessary loss of life.
For families struggling to explain this senseless violence to their children, AAMFT has developed these crisis parenting resources to assist in discussions that we hope will provide understanding and strengthen families in the process.