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.
School Shooting Resources
The following resources on School Shootings were developed by the NCTSN.
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.
Offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This fact sheet also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children as they cope.
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.
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.
Describes how school-age children may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.
Describes how teens may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.