Provides ways to navigate questions about death, funerals, and memorials for children. This fact sheet discusses this challenging, but manageable, task and includes sample questions and answers to help guide discussions.
School Shooting Resources
The following resources on School Shootings were developed by the NCTSN.
Offers parents guidance on helping their children after a shooting. This fact sheet describes common reactions children may have, how parents can help them, and self-care tips after an event.
Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.
Provides information to schools about how to create a trauma-informed active shooter/intruder drill. This fact sheet outlines the steps to take before, during, and after for students, school staff, and parents.
Provides guidance to youth, parents, caregivers, and others who work with youth about talking to the media after a mass violence event. This fact sheet details the rights of a child or adolescent when speaking with the media, as well as the signs of a good reporter.
Provides guidance on responding to disaster, violence, or terrorism events using the Psychological First Aid intervention.
Provides information on how to talk to children about mass shootings. This tip sheet describes ways to talk to children about mass violence events that involve a shooting. It gives tips about how to start the conversation, common reactions children may have, and how to seek help if needed.
Lists common reactions educators might see in the students with whom they work and suggestions on how they may help after community trauma.
Is the first appendix for the Psychological First Aid Field for Schools (PFA-S) Operations Guide.
Offers school health professionals a quick resource for using the Core Actions of Psychological First Aid in response to an emergency event on school grounds.
Offers principals and administrators a quick resource for using the Core Actions of Psychological First Aid in response to an emergency event on school grounds.
Offers school support staff a quick resource for using the Core Actions of Psychological First Aid in response to an emergency event on school grounds.