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Crisis Response in Schools

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are impacted by tragedy.   Below are just a few resources to assist you, your School Social Worker and other staff in working with students, schools, families and communities following a heartbreaking event.  Resources are also included for crisis response planning and prevention as well as links to numerous organizations that can also provide resources and supports.     We hope they will be of some help. 

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Resources for Educators
School/District Crisis Response
Responding to Media
Violence Prevention
Organization Links

Comprehensive Listing of Crisis Response Interventions as well as documents in different languages

Resources for Educators: 

A National Tragedy:  Helping Children Cope   National Association of School Psychologists

Child Trauma Response Toolkit for Educators  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Common Reactions After Trauma  The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events:  Coping with Mass Violence & Shootings     Numerous resources.     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Coping with Crisis:  Helping Children with Special Needs  National Association of School Psychologists

Crisis Prevention and Response:  UCLA's Quick Find Clearinghouse.   Numerous Resources 

Dealing with Death at School  National Association of School Psychologists   

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters:  What (Educators &) Community Members Can Do   National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Helping Children with Special Needs   National Association of School Psychologists

Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children: Tips for Parents and Educators  National Association of School Psychologists

Guidelines for Working with Traumatized Children

Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response     National Center for Crisis Management

Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting   National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Resources for Educators on Child Trauma  Products developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network may be viewed on line or printed from our website. Through a partnership with FedEx Office, printed copies of selected products are also available for purchase in the NCTSN DocStore.

Following National Tragedy  Powerpoint by  National Association of School Psychologists

Responding to a Crisis at School    UCLA  School Mental Health Project

School Crisis: Aftermath for Caregivers     National Association of Secondary School Principals

School Crisis Guide: Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis (54 page PDF document).   National Education Association & Health Information Network 

School Crisis Guide:  Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis   (Website)  National Education Association & Health Information Network

School Helping Students Deal with Loss  UCLA School Mental Health Project

Talking to Children about the Shooting  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Talking to Children About Violence   National Association of School Psychologists

Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response   National Center for Crisis Response

Tips for Helping PreSchool and School Children After Disasters  National Center for Child Traumatic Stress  

Tips for Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events   U.S. Department of Education

Tips for Supporting Children and Youth After a Crisis Event  National Association of School Psychologists

Tips for Teachers Helping Children Cope with a Crisis  Los Angeles Unified School District Psychological Services

Traumatized Children:  Tips for Parents & Children     National Association of School Psychologists

School/District Crisis Response--Is Your School/District Ready?

Creating and Updating Emergency Management Plans       (Several Resources)  Department of Education's Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools

Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resource Center   National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

Kidpower Safety Tips: Gun Violence in Schools   Kidpower 

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events     Numerous resources     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Emergency Planning     U.S. Department of Education

"Managing Threats:  Safety Lessons Learned from School Shootings"  by Dr. Marleen Wong, University of Southern California

Practical Information on Crisis Planning     The Office of Safe adn Drug Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education

A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools      National Center for Crisis Management: Guide for Crisis Response in Schools  $26.95

Responding to a Crisis at School    UCLA  School Mental Health Project

School Crisis Guide: Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis (54 page PDF document).   National Education Association & Health Information Network 

School Crisis Guide:  Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis   (Website)  National Education Association & Health Information Network

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective  F.B.I.  (52 pages)  Report prepared by the F.B.I. which pertains to assessing threats of potential school shooters.

Steps for Developing a School Emergency Management Plan   U.S. Department of Education.  Emergency Response and Crisis Management Technical Assistance Management

Responding to Media & Media Coverage: 

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events:  Tips on Media Coverage     Media Guidelines.     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage After a Disaster  Parent Guide.  Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center

Helping Students Cope with Media Coverage of Disasters:  A Fact Sheet for Teachers & School Staff     Terrorism and disaster Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events  Impacting Children & Youth  National Association of School Psychologists

Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage    National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Self Care for Those Providing Crisis Response

 Self Care for Responders Coping with Disasters and Traumatic Events.    Numerous resources.     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Crisis Caregivers: Taking Care of Ourselves      National Association of School Psychologists

School Crisis: Aftermath for Caregivers     National Association of Secondary School Principals

Violence Prevention

Creating a Safe School Building   National Association of School Psychologists

Identifying Students At Risk for Violent Behavior     National Center for Crisis Management

Preventing Violent Tragedies in Our Schools     National Center for Crisis Management

Preventing School Violence:  A Plan for Safe & Engaging Schools  National Association of School Psychologists

Safe Schools Healthy Students Website   National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

Threat Assessment: An Essential Component of a Comprehensive Safe School Program   National Association of School Psychologists

Threat Assessment at School: A Primer for Educators

Tips for School Administrators for Reinforcing School Safety   National Association of School Psychologists

Organization Links Providing Numerous Resources

American Psychological Association 

Center for School Mental Health   University of Maryland

Center for the Prevention of School Violence

Child Mind Institute 

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

National Alliance for Safe Schools

National Association of School Psychologists.    Many resources.  Several listed above. 

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence.  "It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society."

National Center for Crisis & Bereavement

National Center for Crisis Management 

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention  The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

National Center for Trauma and Loss in Children

National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  "The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events."  Check out its numerous resources. 

Red Cross   The Red Cross helps disaster victims by providing safe shelter, hot meals, essential relief supplies, emotional support and health services like first aid. Trained Red Cross workers often meet one-on-one with families to develop individual plans and identify available resources to help aid recovery..  Red Cross disaster relief focuses on relieving immediate disaster-caused needs so that families can get back on their feet and resume their lives as quickly as possible. The Red Cross also supports emergency workers, links family members outside the disaster area, and provides blood and blood products to disaster victims.

Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools   Developed by the Center for School Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  Numerous Resources

Crisis Prevention and Response:  UCLA's Quick Find Clearinghouse.   Numerous Resources 

UCLA Clearinghouse of Crisis Response Resources    "Crisis, emergency, disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, trauma -- all are words heard too frequently at schools today. Almost every school has had a major crisis; every school is likely to have one. Besides natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires, students experience violence and death related to the suicide of friends, gang activity, snipers, hostage-taking, and rape. Some students react with severe emotional responses -- fear, grief, post traumatic stress syndrome. Moreover, such experiences and other events that threaten their sense of worth and well-being can produce the type of intense personal turmoil that leads students to think about hurting themselves or others."   On the home page, click on the "Responding to a Crisis" (yellow circle to the right of the sun graphic).

U.S. Department of Education's Emergency Planning Resources    

U.S. Department of Educations' Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools:  Technical Assistance Center    Numerous Resources

 

 

 

 

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