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Mass Violence Resources

The following resources on Mass Violence were developed by the NCTSN.

NCTSN Resource

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Type: Fact Sheet

Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.

NCTSN Resource

Psychological First Aid (PFA) Online

Type: e-Learning Course

Includes a 5-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review.

Partner-In Resource

Creando Ambientes de Apoyo Cuando Suceden Hechos Alarmantes

Type: Fact Sheet

Cómo crear ambientes de apoyo cuando ocurren hechos atemorizantes: ofrece orientación para crear ambientes de apoyo para los jóvenes cuando ocurren hechos atemorizantes. Esta hoja informativa incluye información sobre rutinas, ritmos y rituales.

Partner-In Resource

Talking to Teens When Violence Happens

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers guidance on talking with teens when violence happens. This fact sheet includes information on checking in with yourself, clarifying your goal, providing information and options, reflection, asking helpful questions, going slow, labeling emotions, validating, and monitoring media and social media exposure.

NCTSN Resource

Coping after Mass Violence

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers information on coping after mass violence. This fact sheet provides common reactions children and families may be experiencing after a mass violence event, as well as what they can do to take care of themselves. 

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