Offers parents guidance on helping their children after a shooting. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have, how parents can help them, and self-care tips after an event.
Mass Violence Resources
The following resources on Mass Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
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.
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.
Offers strategies for supporting youth who recently experienced a shooting on how to cope with 4th of July celebrations.
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.
Cómo hablar con los adolescentes cuando ocurren hechos atemorizantes: ofrece orientación para hablar con adolescentes cuando ocurren hechos violentos.
Cómo hablar con los niños cuando ocurren hechos atemorizantes: ofrece orientación para hablar con niños y jóvenes cuando ocurren hechos atemorizantes.
Offers guidance on creating supportive environments for youth when scary things happen. This fact sheet includes information on routines, rhythm, and rituals.
Offers guidance on talking with children and youth when scary things happen.
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.
Offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This fact sheet also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope.
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.