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Resources For Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

by Joe Kleiman, InPark News Editor

(December 14, 2012) — Each year, museums and other centers of learning are responsible for the safety of millions of school children attending on field trips or at museum sponsored events or camps.  In light of today’s horrific attacks on elementary school students in Connecticut and China, the Association of Children’s Museums recommends that museum professionals and members of other community organizations visit their web section on helping children cope with disaster.  Links on the site include:

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM), which also recommends museum professionals visit the above page, has resources available about museum security on its website for AAM members (membership required to access).
Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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