Immediately After the Event

In the wake of Connecticut's elementary school shooting tragedy, the American Psychological Association  Disaster Response Advisory Committee has put together some resources that we hope will  be helpful in supporting parents/guardians, teachers and children.

Resources

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Five Questions on the Tucson, Ariz., Shootings for Psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD
**please see # 3 question and response
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/01/tucson-shootings.aspx

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS
http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA12-4732/SMA12-4732.pdf

Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management:
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach
http://rems.ed.gov/docs/HH_Vol3Issue3.pdf

Listen, Protect, Connect – Model and Teach
Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/PFA_SchoolCrisis.pdf

After a Loved One Dies – how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them
http://www.newyorklife.com/newyorklife.com

School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis
http://www.neahin.org/educator-resources/school-crisis-guide.html

Disaster Helpline from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

Disaster Distress Helpline
http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/

 

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