Message from the School Counselor – Resources for talking with children about school tragedies

May 25, 2022 Dear NYA Families, Novelist Min Jin Lee: "Our bodies are not designed to absorb and process this much violence, loss, and grief." The eyes of the world are on the small community of Uvalde, Texas for the horrific mass murder of innocent children during a normal school day. Our hearts are with the families who are numb ...

Message from the School Counselor – Resources for talking with children about war

March 5, 2022 Dear Members of the NYA Community, It has been a difficult week in our world. As adults, we find ourselves grappling to make sense of the current violence in the Ukraine. My week included experiencing Upper School students asking historical and political questions of their teachers while generating fundraising efforts to support refugees. Then, on the opposite ...