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.

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Psychological First Aid Brochure

The Psychological First Aid brochure for teachers and students. "Listen, Protect, Connect" - Model & Teach  the steps of PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID for students after a disaster, school crisis, or emergency. These steps can help students bounce back more quickly.


The Centers for Disease Control provides information about health and safety issues including school violence, emergency preparedness, suicide, disease prevention and healthy living.

Teaching Tolerance is a website 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.
PreventPromote 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.

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event, with practical tips for helping children after disturbing events and signs of when children can benefit from professional help.