Fall 2018 Impact

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6 Introduction School is tough enough. When you have a school shooting, the tragedy cripples the entire school and local community. Every person is impacted in a different way, some more immediate than others. is edition of Impact first looks at the growing mental health needs in communities across the nation in "Healthy Communities, Healthy Families, Healthy Children" by Amy Molloy. An overview of the crisis is touched upon in this article that examines resources a community can tap into as it supports its students and their families. From there, we meet Michael Bennett in "A School Shooting: e Mental Health Complexities Before and Aer a Tragedy" and George Roberts in "Recovery aer a school shooting: e role of student support staff." ese two courageous survivors share their first hand account of school shooting incidents in the schools they served in. eir stories are riveting and disclose the nuances that a school community and its community at large have to contend with during and aer the tragedy. Lastly, we hear from Adam and Simone Kuranishi as they look closely at the importance of mindfulness and classroom practice that support and develop mental health literacy. In the article "e Benefits of a Classroom-based Mindfulness Practice," these practitioners discuss LaQuita Outlaw, Ed.D. has worked in school leadership for over a decade. Dr. Outlaw serves as a peer editor for Corwin Press and assists several local organizations with organizing professional development opportunities for educators across Long Island. Guest Editor

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