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Resources for Coping with School Shootings

In response to the tragic event in Newtown, Connecticut, we have compiled resources for educators and families to help children cope with traumatic events:

January Newsletter: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

SAMHSA's Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: A Guide for Parents and Educators

SAMHSA's Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events Website

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Children and Grief

American Academy of Pediatrics: Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings

American Psychological Association: Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools

Child Mind Institute: Caring for Kids After a School Shooting

Coping with Crisis—Helping Children with Special Needs

NASP: A brief PowerPoint presentation on key talking points for teachers and parents

NASP: Culturally Competent Crisis Response: Information for School Psychologists and Crisis Teams

Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers After Disasters

Parent Tips for Helping Preschoolers After Disasters

Parent Tips for School-age Children After Disasters

Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents After Disasters

School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis

Strategies for Talking with Children About News

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Twelve Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families