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Mass Violence Resources

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

NCTSN Resource

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of a Stabbing

Type: Tip Sheet

Gives information to parents and caregivers about media coverage following a stabbing. This tip sheet describes what parents can do to help their children, media exposure after events, and talks about what it is like when a family is a part of the story.

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Talking to Children about Mass Violence

Type: Tip Sheet

Provides information about how to talk to children about mass violence. This tip sheet describes ways to talk to children about mass violence, including how to start the conversation, how to deal with incorrect information, limiting media exposure, common reactions, and when to seek help.

NCTSN Resource

Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after Mass Violence

Type: Fact Sheet

Offers teachers guidance on helping students after a mass violence event. This fact sheet describes common reactions students may have, how teachers and school staff can help, as well as engage in self-care after a mass violence event.

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Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of a Shooting

Type: Tip Sheet

Gives information to parents and caregivers about media coverage following a shooting. This tip sheet describes what parents can do to help their children, media exposure after events, and talks about what it is like when a family is a part of the story.

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Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting

Type: Tip Sheet

Offers information to youth, parents, and caregivers on how to talk with journalists after a mass violence event or shooting. This tip sheet describes a parent's and child’s rights when talking with journalists and details the signs of a good and respectful reporter.

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Talking to Children about the Bombings

Type: Tip Sheet

Provides information on how to talk to children about the bombings in Boston. This tip sheet describes how to talk to children about the bombings in Boston and applies to mass violence events that involve bombings in general.

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PFA Mobile

Type: Mobile App

Lets responders review PFA guidelines and assess their readiness to deliver PFA in the field.

NCTSN Resource

PFA: Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents

Type: Fact Sheet

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide (PFA). This handout provides parents with common reactions after a disaster, ways to respond to those reactions, and examples of things you can say to your adolescent.

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