Schools play a pivotal role in helping students manage and address events that are traumatic. Whether it is a single violent incident impacting a few students or a large scale catastrophic crisis, educators must be prepared to manage their own feelings, to assist students with their reactions and to teach ways to cope. Learn more about school violence, emergency preparedness, school crisis response and addressing tolerance and diversity.
The Centers for Disease Control provides information about health and safety issues including school violence, emergency preparedness, suicide,disease prevention and healthy living.
A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides information for parents, school and mental health professional to address the needs of traumatized children, their families and communities.
- The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Highlights resources for social and emotional development and learning, including a list of articles and publications available on-line.
- International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Traumatic stress resources for clinicians, professionals, and the public.
- National Association of School Psychologists
Information for school crisis teams, predominately post-disaster responses and how to help.
- National Institute of Mental Health
Fact sheets for parents helping adolescents cope with violence and disasters.