How to Parent After Another School Shooting | Stephanie Small, Trauma Expert, LMFT


#163 How do we parent after what happened Wednesday? 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. It was the second deadliest school shooting in US history. Our guest Stephanie Small consulted with local officials following the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary, as well as in San Bernadino, Paris, and Aurora, Colorado. Our guest has committed her life to helping people heal after these atrocities. And I’m honored that she’s our guest. I don’t have any written out questions. I just have this burning desire to get out information that can help families heal as we mourn as a nation.

We offer support in the following:

  • what to say to our children about the Florida shooting

  • how to find the courage to send our kids to school

  • how to support our teachers

  • what to tell our children to do if they are in a crisis situation

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Meet Our Guest: Stephanie Small is an accomplished Marriage, Family and Child therapist with a positive and empowering approach in her work with children, adolescents and their families. She builds on the strengths and resilience of her clients while healing the life challenges and traumas that have impeded their sense of wholeness and joy. She is recognized by leading physicians in Los Angeles for her treatment of medical trauma in children and adults. In her private practice of 25 years, she has integrated Attachment-Focused EMDR and somatic therapies to resolve the troubling impact of divorce or separation, grief and loss, attention difficulties, bullying, depression, anxiety and adoption issues to name a few. In addition to her private practice, Stephanie has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on issues concerning childhood and adolescent trauma.

Special Thanks to Owen O’Neill: sound engineer Jeremy Turner: original theme composition