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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.
- Talking to Children about the Shooting
- The Psychological Impact of Recent Shooting
- Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
- Parents Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Attacks
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Guiding Adults in Talking to Children about Death and Attending Services
- Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Providing Safety, Recovery and Hope to Communities After Crisis - Tips for community members to assist in recovery using the principles of Psychological First Aid.
Risk is a part of everyday life, at home and at work. Motor vehicle accidents, natural disasters, breaches of information, terrorist threats and other high risk and emergency situations routinely make headline news. Knowing how to plan, prepare for and respond to emergencies can greatly reduce the disruption to your family caused by these events.