Provides parents and providers with information about the psychological impact of a mass violence event.
Mass Violence Resources
The following resources on Mass Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
Provides guidance to youth, parents, caregivers, and others who work with youth about talking to the media after a mass violence event. This fact sheet details the rights of a child or adolescent when speaking with the media, as well as the signs of a good reporter.
Provides information on how to talk to children about mass shootings. This tip sheet describes ways to talk to children about mass violence events that involve a shooting. It gives tips about how to start the conversation, common reactions children may have, and how to seek help if needed.
Lists common reactions educators might see in the students with whom they work and suggestions on how they may help after community trauma.
Outlines tips for educators after a traumatic community event. This tip sheet offers ways that youth may be feeling after experiencing a large community event and how educators can support them. This is the Chinese version 創傷後為年青人提供心理支援-給教育界參考建議
Describes how school-age children may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.
Describes how teens may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.
Outlines the feelings of young children struggling with the death of someone meaningful and offers suggestions on what caregivers can do to help.
Provides ways to navigate questions about death, funerals, and memorials for children. This fact sheet discusses this challenging, but manageable, task and includes sample questions and answers to help guide discussions.
Describes common reactions to mass violence and provides tips for parents on how to care for themselves and their child. Updated March 2021.
Offers parents guidance on helping their children after a bombing. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have, how parents can help them, and self-care tips after an event.
Offers parents guidance on helping their children after a mass violence event. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have, how you can help them, and taking care of yourself after an event.