Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and the entire community of Uvalde
Dear BCCS School Community,
Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and the entire community of Uvalde. Less than two weeks after the mass shooting in Buffalo, words cannot express our outrage over the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde Texas yesterday.
BCCS has procedures and safety protocols in place at all programs, regularly practice and review emergency procedures including active shooter. According to Nassau County Police Department there are no known threats in our area or to our schools but they are increasing their presence. We are reminding all staff, families and visitors to our programs to be aware, follow all safety procedures and immediately report any safety concerns or questions. We know talking to children about gun violence can be difficult for adults and is often confusing for children.
Please see the list of resources below and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance in addressing specific questions or concerns.
- Guide: Resources for families to talk about school shootings (news12.com)
- School Shooting Resources: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org)
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org)
- How to talk to kids after deadly Texas school shooting (abc15.com)
Senior Director, Brookville Center for Children’s Services