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'This is the worst nightmare,' psychiatrist says of Connecticut school shooting

Published: Friday, Dec. 14 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Dec. 2012, a young girl is comforted following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. about 60 miles northeast of New York City. A New York psychologist recommends that communities need to be involved in helping children cope with traumatic events. (Associated Press) Dec. 2012, a young girl is comforted following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. about 60 miles northeast of New York City. A New York psychologist recommends that communities need to be involved in helping children cope with traumatic events. (Associated Press)

Our take: A New York psychologist recommends that communities need to be involved in helping children cope with traumatic events. Maggie Fox forom NBC News reports how parents and communities can help:

"The shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut are a parent's worst nightmare and there will be very little comfort for the parents of the 20 children killed in the attacks, said Dr. Gail Saltz, a New York psychiatrist and TODAY show contributor.

But for the children who survived, providing comfort and a feeling of safety will be key in helping them recover and most, if not all, of them likely will, she said."

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