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Factsheets to aid in aftermath of WDBJ7 employees shooting

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.


Emergency Planning, Preparation and Response for Families-WN

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.

CSTS 2014 Annual Report

Available for immediate download is the 2014 Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) annual report.

Army STARRS July 2009 – June 2015 V1 I4

This document is an ongoing continuous summary of Army STARRS publications.

Disaster in Charleston, SC

In response to the recent shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is disseminating educational fact sheets to assist community leaders, first responders, healthcare providers, and family members in addressing the mental health needs of those affected.  These fact sheets provide brief, timely, relevant information that is easy to read and use to support individuals impacted by this event.


Restoring a sense of well-being in children after a disaster

Managing the stress of children after a disaster

Leadership communication: Anticipating and responding to stressful events

Funerals and memorials a part of recovery

Leadership in the wake of tragedy

Leadership stress management

Safety, recovery, hope after disaster

Psychological first aid: How you can support well-being in disaster victims

The debriefing debate