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Coping Resources

Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings
A collection of resources to help cope with the aftermath of school shootings. Additional resources are provided to promote mental health, school safety and violence prevention. Visit the site
A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening the Human Spirit
This book was created to serve as a practical guide that will help adults to promote resilience in children. It discusses the background behind the concept of resilience and examines reslience through different childhood development levels. It looks at age tasks, what parents and...
A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
The National Association of School Psychologists offers tips for parents, teachers, and school officials on how to talk with children about national tragedy and how to help children cope. Visit the site.
Back to School Trauma-related Resources for School Personnel
Our resources were created to highlight issues related to trauma, to explain how trauma can affect children and adolescents, and to help schools support students and families who have been impacted by trauma. The materials range from basic informational fact sheets to webinars describing...
Building Resiliency in Children
Whether you realize this or not, you may be helping your children to become resilient. If you can understand the concept of resiliency, you will gain the awareness necessary to raise your children to be more resilient. This brief provides an overview of resiliency, ways children can adapt, and a...
Building Resiliency: Helping Children Learn to Weather Tough Times
Adversity is a natural part of life. At some point, we all face difficulties, such as family problems, serious illness, a personal crisis, or a painful loss. Being resilient is important to dealing with adversities like these. While most parents hope that their children never face extreme adversity...
Caring for Kids After a School Shooting
The Child Mind Institute provides advice on how to help children cope following tragedy and information about traumatic events. Visit the site.
Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
This guide presents guidelines for schools, mental health professionals, and parents to help them in talking to and helping children cope with trauma and death. Download the Guide (PDF, 769 KB)
Child Care Emergency Response Resources for those Affected by Sandy
A list of child care resources from the Office of Child Care to help connect child care providers and families impacted by the recenty storm to ensure that all affected children continue to have access to safe child care settings.  Access resources here. 
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
Administrators, teachers, and staff can help reduce the impact of trauma on children by recognizing trauma responses, accommodating and responding to traumatized students within the classroom setting, and referring children to outside professionals when necessary. The Child Trauma Toolkit for...