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Mass Violence Resources

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

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PFA: Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters

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 infants or toddlers.

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PFA: Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children after Disasters

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 school-age child.

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PFA-S: When Terrible Things Happen: For Students

Type: Special Resource

Is a handout from Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) Field Operations Guide. This handout offers information on immediate reactions that may occur, common negative reactions that may continue, reactions to the death of a loved one, ways to cope, and strategies that don't work.

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Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Online

Type: e-Learning Course

Aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. This course utilizes skills-building components from mental health treatment that have been found helpful in a variety of post-trauma situations.

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Sudden Death On a School Campus: Impact and Response

Type: Webinar

Discusses the impact of sudden death on children and the school community. This webinar provides best practices in the areas of prevention, response and recovery, school staff support, and self-care.

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Online

Type: e-Learning Course

Includes a 6-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.

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Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Operations Guide: 2nd Edition

Type: Special Resource

Gives guidance on responding to disaster or terrorism events using the Psychological First Aid intervention. This evidence-informed approach helps to assist children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism.

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