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Psychologists on the Orlando Shooting

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, the Arkansas Psychological Association (ArPA) has put together several related resources offered by the  American Psychological Association (APA). Please feel free to circulate widely. ArPA can be reached for any additional information or resources needed.

The following articles are found on the APA Public Interest Directorate Blog: Psychology Benefits Society, a blog dedicated to demonstrating how psychological science contributes to the greater good.

7 Ways to Talk to Children and Youth About the Shootings in Orlando

Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando: Helpful Responses for LGBTQ People and Allies

Islamophobia in the U.S.: A Threat to Justice Everywhere

Additional resources are available from the APA Psychology Help Center, an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting daily physical and emotional well-being.

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

How to talk to children about difficult news and tragedies

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (topic page with links)

Hate crimes (topic page with links)

APA also has a Psychologist Locator, or you can search ArPA’s Find-a-Psychologist page for Arkansas psychologists.