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A practical guide for crisis response in our schools (5th ed.) - National Center for Crisis Management
This guide provides information to help schools respond effectively to a range of school crises and disasters that affect school communities. The links provided offer strategies to potentially prevent violent school-based tragedies, identify students who may be at greatest risk of violent behavior, and address the emergent needs of students during times of crisis.
Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror - American Psychological Association (APA)
In this online article, the APA suggests ways to build resilience and cope with exposure to incidents of terrorism through newspapers, broadcast news, social media, and word of mouth. The importance of developing practices for emotional wellness and resilience is discussed, as are ways to avoid overexposure to the incident, plan for emergencies, help survivors, and tap into social networks to enhance coping and resilience.
Caring for kids after a school shooting - Child Mind Institute
This video features Dr. Paramjit Joshi, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, who offers guidance for teachers and counselors in supporting children in processing and coping after a school shooting or other traumatic event.
Community violence: Reactions and actions in dangerous times - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Designed for youth, this resource provides information on community violence, how it can affect the daily lives of people in communities with high levels of violence, and what to do for support. It also helps youth to understand their reactions and offers tips for safety.
Coping after terrorism for survivors - U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office for Victim Assistance (DOJ, FBI, OVA)
This handbook is intended to help survivors of a terrorist or mass violence incident to understand common reactions they may experience. It includes coping tips and suggestions for finding assistance from friends, mental health professionals, and the Office for Victim Assistance.
Coping with stress after a mass violence event - American Red Cross
Written after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people lost their lives, this webpage offers tips for helping people cope with their feelings, build resilience, support their loved ones, and access additional support if needed after an incident of mass violence. The page also features a link to a tip sheet with ideas to help the public foster recovery among their family and friends and in their community, and with tips for counselors and other caregivers.
Effects of traumatic stress after mass violence, terror, or disaster - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD (VA, PTSD)
This publication provides information on normal reactions to abnormal situations such as traumatic events. It includes descriptions of common traumatic stress reactions, problematic stress responses, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder.
Grief leadership: Leadership in the wake of tragedy - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This tip sheet provides guidance to help leaders understand their role in individual and community recovery following a tragedy such as a natural or human-caused disaster. This resource offers leaders communication strategies for the immediate aftermath of a tragedy as well as throughout the recovery process. The list of common symptoms of grief can also help leaders provide support and plan recovery activities.
Helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters: What community members can do - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (HHS, NIH, NIMH)
This publication includes information for community members to help children deal with trauma after an event such as community violence. It includes common reactions to trauma among children of different age ranges, ways for adults to help children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, information about trauma and signs of the need for professional mental health assistance, and a list and links to related resources.
Helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters: What rescue workers can do - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (HHS, NIH, NIMH)
This publication describes what rescue workers can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence, including terrorism, and natural disasters. It explains what trauma is, identifies common reactions to trauma in children and adolescents, lists ways for adults to help children cope with reactions to traumatic experiences, and provides additional information and links to resources about stress and trauma.
Helping children cope with terrorism - tips for families and educators - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
This online article suggests ways for families and school staff to behave around children, and talk with children, to help them cope with the emotional effects of acts of terrorism. Adults are also advised to monitor their own emotions and levels of stress and engage in self-care activities.
Helping victims of mass violence and terrorism: Planning, response, recovery, and resources - U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (DOJ, OJP, OVC)
This toolkit provides information, guidance, checklists, and other resources to help communities incorporate assistance for victims into their mass violence and terrorism preparedness and response efforts. The toolkit features sections to guide communities in developing partnerships, planning for effective victim assistance, and engaging in response and recovery activities. It may be useful to behavioral health care providers, victim service providers, emergency managers, public health and law enforcement officials, and others involved in planning and responding to mass violence and terrorism.
Incidents of mass violence - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This webpage discusses the risk factors for distress after a mass violence event. The page also discusses what to do in lock-down situations, signs of distress, how to get help when needed, and additional resources.
In the aftermath of a shooting: Helping your children manage distress - American Psychological Association (APA)
In this online article, the APA provides recommendations for parents for talking with their children after a shooting. The APA provides tips and strategies for helping children manage their distress, and it suggests that parents also engage in self-care activities so they can effectively support their children in coping.
Managing a workplace or organization after a crisis - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
The goal of this tip sheet is to provide guidance to managers regarding their role in workplace recovery following a disaster. Tips address taking care of the team and the workplace environment during the recovery process.
Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting - American Psychological Association (APA)
This online article identifies common reactions to a shooting and provides tips to help people strengthen their resilience. It also recommends that people seek professional help if they are having difficulty coping with the event and their reactions.
Parent guidelines for helping youth after the recent shooting - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This tip sheet offers tips for parents to use to help teens feel safe following high-profile acts of violence. It suggests ways to establish a sense of normalcy and security, urges parents to talk with children about their fears, and lists other ways to support children in coping. The tip sheet is also available in Spanish at https://www.nctsn.org/resources/guia-para-los-padres-para-ayudar-los-jovenes-despues-de-un-tiroteo-reciente.
Psychological impact of the recent shooting - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This resource from the NCTSN lists common reactions to a shooting in children, families, and communities, as well as consequences of reactions, such as poor performance in school, disrupted sleep, and risk-taking behavior in adolescents. Ideas for helping survivors with coping are also provided.
Recovery in the aftermath of workplace violence: Guidance for supervisors - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This tip sheet discusses the steps workplace leaders can take to understand the emotional reactions employees may have when returning to work following an incident of violence in a workplace.
Recovery in the aftermath of workplace violence: Guidance for workers - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This tip sheet lists emotional reactions employees may have when returning to their work routines following a violent workplace incident. The author lists steps that can be taken to reduce the negative effects immediately after and in the days and weeks after the traumatic incident occurs.
Responding to a school crisis - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (DO NOT USE; USE ENTRY WITH ACRONYM)
This webpage provides guidelines for responding to a school crisis. Several resources are provided, including tips for talking to children after a shooting incident, information on age-specific psychological effects, tips about media coverage, and individualized guidelines for various school personnel.
Restoring a sense of safety in the aftermath of a mass shooting: Tips for parents and professionals - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
Written after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, this tip sheet provides information for parents and professionals on how to communicate with children after a mass shooting or other traumatic event. It includes reactions to a traumatic event that children commonly experience and suggestions for talking with children and answering their questions about an incident of mass violence.
Restoring a sense of well-being in children after a traumatic event: Tips for parents, caregivers and professionals - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
This tip sheet discusses how parents and caregivers can communicate well and increase a child's sense of safety immediately after and in the days and weeks after a traumatic event, with a focus on violent incidents. Also included are tips for emergency planning with children and online resources for additional assistance for adults concerned about how a child is reacting to an incident of violence.
School crisis guide: Help and healing in a time of crisis - National Education Association Healthy Futures
Developed with support from the Sprint Foundation, this guide provides information and advice for schools and districts to help them develop emergency and crisis response plans, put plans into action, and support their communities over the long term after a crisis. It also covers how the National Education Association and state and local education associations can support schools during crises.
School safety & crisis - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
At this part of its website, NASP provides information and resources about natural disasters, terrorism, suicide, trauma, and violence prevention. Materials on these topics are also offered in languages other than English, including Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Kurdish, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Talking to children about the shooting - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This resource offers tips for parents and other caregivers to help them talk with their children about a shooting, recognize certain reactions as common in children who have witnessed a shooting, model coping strategies, and know when to seek professional mental health assistance for their child.
Tips for college students: After a disaster or other trauma - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This fact sheet provides information for college students on coping after disasters or other traumatic events. It reviews common reactions survivors may be experiencing and provides helpful resources for survivors who may need additional information and support. It is available in Spanish at https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Tips-for-College-Students-After-a-Disaster-or-Other-Trauma-Spanish-Version-/SMA13-4777SPANISH.
Tips for survivors: Coping with grief after community violence - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This tip sheet discusses tips on how to cope with grief after an incident of community violence. It introduces common signs of grief and anger and offers tips for helping children with grief.
Tips for survivors of a traumatic event: Managing your stress [Punjabi] - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (HHS, SAMHSA, CMHS)
This fact sheet identifies common reactions to a disaster or other traumatic event. It provides tips for reducing stress and for following up if you feel overwhelmed by stress and lists resources for additional support. The English-language version is available at http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Tips-for-Survivors-of-a-Disaster-or-Other-Traumatic-Event-Managing-Stress/SMA13-4776.
Tips for talking to children about the Connecticut school shooting - American Psychiatric Association
In this post to the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives blog, the author provides tips for talking with children after a school shooting or another traumatic event. The post was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. It provides tips for supporting children and modeling healthy coping, and it identifies signs that children may need professional mental health assistance. [Author: Fassler, D.]
Tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster or traumatic event: A guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This tip sheet for parents and other caregivers and teachers explains how to help children cope with the emotional aftermath of a disaster and includes information on common reactions according to developmental stage. It is available in Spanish at https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Sugerencias-para-hablar-con-ni-os-y-j-venes-y-ayudarlos-a-hacer-frente-despu-s-de-un-des-stre-o-un-evento-traum-tico-una-gu-a-para-padres-cuidadores-y-maestros/SMA12-4732SPANISH and Punjabi at https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Tips-for-Talking-to-Children-and-Youth-After-Traumatic-Events-A-Guide-for-Parents-and-Educators-Punjabi-Version-/KEN01-0093PUNJABI.
Traumatic incident stress: Information for emergency response workers - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (HHS, CDC, NIOSH)
This online fact sheet highlights the physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that emergency responders may experience after a natural or human-caused disaster. It includes tips and resources to assist responders in taking care of their own physical and emotional health.