The Junior League of Raleigh To Host “Talking to Kids About School Shootings” on May 10 in Partnership with WRAL’s Go Ask Mom
Raleigh | May 7, 2018
The Junior League of Raleigh will present “Talking to Kids About School Shootings” in partnership with WRAL’s Go Ask Mom on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership. Concerned parents, grandparents, and teachers are all encouraged to attend for strategies on how to confront the realities today’s children and teenagers face in the wake of recent school shootings. The event is free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, registration is required. You may register online at jlraleigh.org/talking-to-kids-about-school-shootings.
“After the heartbreaking Parkland shooting, so many of us were left asking what we could do to help,” said Junior League of Raleigh President Marisa Bryant.” Aside from the volunteer hours Junior League members put into the community each year, we also like to think of our headquarters, the Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership, as a place where people can get together to do good work for the community and tackle tough issues. So many of our members are parents, grandparents, teachers or spend their volunteer time working with kids. We hope that this event is helpful for all of us grappling with how to have the hard conversations that follow such a terrible tragedy.”
Dr. Stephanie Zerwas will be the featured speaker and will provide suggestions on how to talk to kids about school shootings, followed by time for questions from the audience. Dr. Zerwas is a psychologist and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the clinical director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. She is an expert in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Talking to Kids About School Shootings
Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Julia Jones Daniels Center for Community Leadership
711 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, N.C. 27603
Cost & Registration:
The event is free. Please register online at jlraleigh.org/talking-to-kids-about-school-shootings.
About the Junior League of Raleigh
The Junior League of Raleigh is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Now in its 88th year, the Junior League of Raleigh boasts nearly 1,600 women supporting community organizations around Wake County.