Psychologist Shares Thoughts on Dealing With Trauma of School Shootings
Monday, December 17, 2012
A clinical psychologist who helped people deal with the trauma of numerous disasters, including the Stockton schoolyard shooting and the Columbine shooting, shares his views on how people cope in the wake of Friday's Connecticut school shooting.
Post-Disaster Trauma: Friday's shooting at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School that ended in 27 deaths "broke the nation's heart," to repeat the words of President Barack Obama.
Unfortunately, school shootings in America are nothing new, and this recent tragedy brings a reminder of the 1989 Stockton Cleveland School shooting that left five children dead and 29 people wounded.
Mory Framer, a clinical psychologist who has helped people deal with psychological trauma in the wake of numerous disasters, including both the Stockton and Columbine shootings, talked about the incidents and how people cope, during Monday's Insight show.
Stockton Record columnist Michael Fitzgerald, who was a new reporter covering the story at the time, also joined today's show to talk about the stories.