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.