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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

Tips for School Administrators for Reinforcing School Safety

For a PDF version of this handout

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
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Helping Children Cope with Crisis

Coping with Crisis—Helping Children With Special Needs: Tips for School Personnel and Parents

AAP Offers Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings

American Academy of Pediatrics Resources to Help Parents, Children and Others Cope in the Aftermath of School Shootings,-Children-and-Others-Cope-in-the-Aftermath-of-School-Shootings.aspx

Talking to Kids About Violence Against Kids, University of Minnesota

Explaining the News To Our Kids, Common Sense Media

American Psychological Association, Helping Your Children Manage Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff,

NEA Health Information Network, School Crisis Guide

Parent Tips for Connecticut School Shooting

PBS Kids, Strategies for Talking and Listening

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

The Child Mind Institute, Caring for Kids After a School Shooting

The New York Times, Tips for Talking to Children about the Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education

Creating and Updating School Emergency Management Plans

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center

Resources for Parents Following Traumatic Events

Resources For Schools To Prepare For and Recover From Crisis

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