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A disaster community spans many miles beyond the actual location of the event. In response to the tragic shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has developed several brief, educational fact sheets. They provide victims, families, community members, and leaders with guidance on enhancing self-care and optimizing well-being in the aftermath of a mass school shooting.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to assist schools, families, and communities impacted by the recent shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
The NCTSN also has resources on Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S). PFA-S is an early intervention to support students, staff, and families impacted by these types of events. There is also a PFA for community responders available for download. An online training course for PFA is available on our NCTSN Learning Center as well as a mobile app, PFA Mobile, for both iTunes and Android.
For families whose children were injured:
For pediatric providiers working with the injured:
Additional resources are available at http://nctsn.org/trauma-types/terrorism and http://nctsn.org/resources/audiences/school-personnel/crisis-situation.
For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at email@example.com
Experiencing a threat is frightening and undermines our sense of safety. Knowing what to do when we feel threatened can help us respond more effectively to make safer and healthier choices for ourselves and our families. This fact sheet provides information and guidance to assist individuals and their families who may be experiencing a personal threat.
The strength and effectiveness of a community is based in part on the extent to which the needs of the community members can be met or the availability and adequacy of its resources. The Military Community Resource Adequacy Scale assesses perception of availability, use, and satisfaction of community resources for military families both on and off the installation, and can be used in health research with military families and in assessing the importance of resources to this population.
In response to the tragic shootings of WDBJ7 employees in Roanoke, Virginia, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has developed several brief, educational fact sheets. They provide easy to read, actionable guidance to leaders, managers, and families regarding caring for self and others in the aftermath of a shooting.
Managing a Workplace or Organization After Crisis - Info for managers to help support personnel dealing with loss of co-worker(s) and maintain organizational functioning.
Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy - Tips for leaders to help manage their own emotions as well as those around them.
Funerals and Memorials As Part of Recovery - Education for leaders about the value of using of rituals in the healing process.
Recovery After Witnessing a Traumatic Event - Suggestions for those witnessing a traumatic event, such as a shooting, to help manage feelings of stress.
Leadership Communication in Anticipation of and Responding to Stressful Events - Tips for leaders to enhance risk communication prior to or following an event.
Families Managing the Stress of Children After Crisis - Guidance for parents in talking with and supporting the emotional well-being of their children.
Providing Safety, Recovery and Hope to Communities After Crisis - Tips for community members to assist in recovery using the principles of Psychological First Aid.