The National Association of School Psychologists has guidance for parents and educators on a variety of topics, including school safety. Click here for their tips, or visit the Resources and Publications section of www.nasponline.org for additional resources.
The American Psychological Association has guidance for children and adults on reactions and responses to disasters, and how to cope. Their tips include Recovering Emotionally from Disaster, Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting, and Helping your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting. For other resources, visit the Help Center at www.apa.org.
Helping your children manage stress in the aftermath http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx
How to talk to children about difficult news http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx
The National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to children about violence https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers
Employee Help with Coping
Distressing world events can affect everyone who lives through them. Even people who experience these events only through the media can have emotional and stress reactions. When unexpected events happen, feeling stressed, anxious or sad is understandable.
- Common reactions to disaster
- Coping with disaster
- How to cope with community and school violence
- Helping children cope with a disaster
- Facing the unknown after a disaster
- Stages of recovery from trauma and loss
- After a Disaster Guidebook
- Emotional Recovery After a Crisis Guidebook
- Healing after an act of violence
- Click for EAP Benefits login (employees only)