Five-Year Anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy

It is hard to believe that today marks the 5th anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Our thoughts will always be with with the 20 children and 6 educators that were killed that day, including the principal and AFSA member, Dawn Hochsprung.

For resources on supporting grieving children and families, please visit grievingstudents.org. AFSA is proud to be a founding partner, along with several other leading national education organizations, of the Coalition to Support Grieving Students. The coalition was formed to create resources and materials to assist those dealing with crisis and bereavement, and also to create grievingstudents.org, a groundbreaking, practitioner-oriented website designed to provide educators with the information, insights, and practical advice they need to better understand and meet the needs of the millions of grieving kids in America’s classrooms.