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Resources for Responding to Tragedies

The following resources are being suggested by readers and colleagues:

Fred Rogers talks about Tragic Events in the News
http://fci.org/new-site/par-tragic-events.html

Tips for School Administrators for Reinforcing School Safety
(http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/schoolsafety_admin.aspx)

For a PDF version of this handout
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/schoolsafety_admin.pdf

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
English (http://www.nasponline.org/resources/handouts/revisedPDFs/talkingviolence.pdf)
Spanish (http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/talkingviolence_spanish.pdf)

Helping Children Cope with Crisis
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/CaregiverTips.pdf

Coping with Crisis—Helping Children With Special Needs: Tips for School Personnel and Parents
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/specpop_general.aspx

AAP Offers Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/Media_Guidelines_2012.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Offers-Resources-to-Help-Parents,-Children-and-Others-Cope-in-the-Aftermath-of-School-Shootings.aspx

Talking to Kids About Violence Against Kids, University of Minnesota
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/youthdevelopment/components/7414-05.html

Explaining the News To Our Kids, Common Sense Media
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/explaining-news-our-kids

American Psychological Association, Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff, http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/n/school-crisis/resources/school-resources/

NEA Health Information Network, School Crisis Guide  http://www.neahin.org/educator-resources/school-crisis-guide.html

Parent Tips for Connecticut School Shooting
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/news/release/2012/parent-tips-for-connecticut-school-shooting-12-14-2012/

PBS Kids, Strategies for Talking and Listening
http://www.pbs.org/parents/talkingwithkids/news/talking.html

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/KEN01-0093R/KEN01-0093R.pdf

The Child Mind Institute, Caring for Kids After a School Shooting
http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2011-1-6-caring-kids-after-school-shooting

The New York Times, Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/health/tips-for-talking-to-children-about-the-elementary-school-mass-shooting.html

The U.S. Department of Education

Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans
http://rems.ed.gov/CreatingAndUpdatingSchoolEmergencyManagementPlans.aspx

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center
http://rems.ed.gov/

Resources for Parents Following Traumatic Events
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/resources-for-parents-following-traumatic-events/

Resources For Schools To Prepare For and Recover From Crisis
 http://www.ed.gov/blog/2012/12/resources-for-schools-to-prepare-for-and-recover-from-crisis/

Page last updated: December 18, 2012

 

 

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