Portland schools offer counseling via video

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PORTLAND — In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, the School Department has created a video to help parents and students deal with the aftermath of the tragedy.

In the video, Sophie Payson, a social worker in the district, explains the importance of listening to children and looking for any changes in their behavior. She says that with coverage of the shooting dominating the news, it may be difficult for children to escape and any emotions they experience are “normal.”

The video may be seen at youtube.com/watch?v=HaA4bOW17l4&feature=youtu.be.