A Statement from the Poe Center

We are heartbroken and anguished by the fatal shooting of UNC Chapel Hill faculty member, Dr. Zijie Yan.

Our sympathies are with the victim, his loved ones, his coworkers, students, as well as UNC, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding communities.

News of this nature is very stressful – particularly for children, youth, and young adults. As this news broke, students at UNC, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and other schools went into a lockdown, creating a traumatizing environment during their first week of classes. An event like this can have long-lasting effects on the people who experienced it and can impact young people who hear about it in the news.

Below are resources to help talk with your family about violence in the news and to manage related stress, as well as resources for youth and young adults.

Resources for parents/caregivers, educators, and adults who work with youth:

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