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.


Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Five Questions on the Tucson, Ariz., Shootings for Psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD
**please see # 3 question and response

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management:
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach

Listen, Protect, Connect – Model and Teach
Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students

After a Loved One Dies – how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them

School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis

Disaster Helpline from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
Disaster Distress Helpline


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