Processing the tragedy of school shootings

by Kara Powell, Kara Powell. Fuller Youth Institute, May 24, 2022.


This short article offers practical and compassionate steps to support youth in the wake of mass violence.


phrases to start conversation; lament in worship; insights from Fuller Youth Institute and Kara Powell; links to resources to help youth cope with trauma

Recommended Audience

parents and youth leaders, especially Christian



Practical Applications

  • Care for your youth by initiating conversation about mass violence.
  • Help youth connect their faith to public events by considering these steps.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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