February 14, 2023

A message from Eaton RESA

A message from Eaton RESA Administrators in response to the events at Michigan State University on February 13, 2023.

Our thoughts continue to be with the students, staff, faculty and families involved and impacted by the tragic events that took place last night on the campus of Michigan State University.

We know many of our Eaton RESA families and staff have a deep connection to the university as well as connections to local first responders who were on the scene to protect and assist as events unfolded.

As families navigate the days ahead, teachers, counselors, psychologists, social workers and mental health staff are available to support students and staff and provide resources to families. Children will look to the adults in their life for information and guidance, the resources below may help families navigate these conversations and talk to children about their fears. 

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event
Helping Children Cope with Frightening News
A Guide for Parents and Educators Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events
Community Mental Health - Emergency Services (Weekdays 9am to 5p.m) - 517.346.8318
24-hour crisis services - 517.346.8460
Listening Ear - Crisis Hotline (10am to 2 am EST) - 517.337.1717
Child & Family Charities - 24-Hour Crisis Hotline - 877.833.3689
St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Counseling Services - 517.323.4734

Please continue to lean on and support one another during this time. Our communities will need time to heal from this immense tragedy. 

Eaton RESA Administrators