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Mass Violence Resources

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

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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.

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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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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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