Describes poignant moments in the response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. This webinar discusses the impact on first responders' work, the role of the NCTSN, and what has occurred in the last decade for the disaster mental health field.
Mass Violence Resources
The following resources on Mass Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
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.
Demonstrates intervention strategies with children and adults after a terrorist event or disaster.
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.
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.
Features a first-person narrative illustrating how a family can move through the pain of loss and go on to heal. The family shares their personal experiences of the traumatic grief experienced by one daughter after her sister's sudden death.
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
Provides information on how to talk to children about hate crimes.
Offers parents, caregivers, and professionals guidance for restoring a sense of safety after a mass shooting.
Helps parents and caregivers understand children's reactions to injuries, and advises them on how they can help children respond in healthy ways.
Offers best practice recommendations and clinical guidelines for working with children and families who have experienced serious illness or injury.
Offers tips to parents on how to help young children, toddlers, and preschoolers heal after a traumatic event.