Offers guidance on talking with children and youth when scary things happen.
Mass Violence Resources
The following resources on Mass Violence were developed by the NCTSN.
Offers guidance on talking with teens when violence happens. This fact sheet includes information on checking in with yourself, clarifying your goal, providing information and options, reflection, asking helpful questions, going slow, labeling emotions, validating, and monitoring media and social media exposure.
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.