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Mass Violence Resources

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

NCTSN Resource

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.

NCTSN Resource

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.

NCTSN Resource

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.

Partner-In Resource

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline

Type: Website

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (call or text 1-800-985-5990; for Spanish, press “2”)  is dedicated to providing crisis counseling and support 24/7/365 for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress or other mental health concerns related to any natural or human-caused

Partner-In Resource

After the Injury

Type: Website

Helps parents and caregivers understand children's reactions to injuries, and advises them on how they can help children respond in healthy ways.

Partner-In Resource

Health Care Toolbox

Type: Website

Offers best practice recommendations and clinical guidelines for working with children and families who have experienced serious illness or injury.

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