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How do pediatricians help patients cope with yet another school shooting?


Contemporary Pediatrics weighed in with Editorial Advisory Board member Emily Aron, MD, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, about how pediatricians can guide parents in discussing traumatic events like the May 24, 2022 Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

After learning of the gun shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, many children may be understandably frightened and anxious about what could happen at their school. Emily Aron, MD, offers guidance to clinicians to help their patients—and their caregivers—cope with this tragedy.

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