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Talking to Children About Difficult News: Highland Park

In light of the recent tragic events in Highland Park, we wanted to share these resources with you. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life, and share our condolences for the victims, those who were injured, their loved ones, and the Highland Park community. The Youth Services Department is here for you and your family. Please feel free to reach out if we can be of assistance during this very difficult time. Email or call 847-580-8962.

American Academy of Pediatrics:

American Psychological Association:


National Association of Elementary School Principals:

National Association of School Psychologists:

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

From District 113:

  • “The Highland Park Police Department, the American Red Cross, and the FBI Victim Services Response Team, with additional federal and state partners will provide assistance to District 113 counselors to enable expanded counseling services to students, staff, and community members at Highland Park High School tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day.”
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