Virginia Learns from Columbine

As the one year anniversary of the Virgina Tech massacre approaches, Donna Alvis-Banks of the Roanoke Times seeks guidance from the survivors of the Columbine school shooting. Alvis-Banks, a 2007 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow reports that, "the key to moving on, the survivors of Columbine say, is a mix of individual trial and error and recognizing that the community as a whole needs mental health outreach." Their advice and moving stories bring a hopeful message of recovery to communities recovering from shocking communal trauma, from Blacksburg, Virginia to Dekalb, Illinois.

You can read the Roanoke Times' complete coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings here, and find more articles and resources related to reporting on school shootings here under "Covering the NIU Shootings."