Resources for Coping with School Violence


On May 24, 2022, a gunman opened fire in an elementary school in Uvalde, TX. Our hearts go out to the parents, grandparents, spouses, children, and siblings of those who lost their lives. These are some of the resources that are available from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.


· The following offers guidance on talking with children and youth when scary things happen. This fact sheet includes information on checking in with yourself, clarifying your goal, providing information, reflecting, asking helpful questions, going slow, labeling emotions, validating, and reducing media exposure: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/talking-to-children-when-scary-things-happen.pdf


· The following offers guidance on creating supportive environments for youth when scary things happen. This fact sheet includes information on routines, rhythm, and rituals: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/talking-to-teens-when-violance-happen-nctsn-partner-in.pdf


· The following offers information on coping after mass violence. This fact sheet provides common reactions children and families may be experiencing after a mass violence event, as well as what they can do to take care of themselves: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/coping_after_mass_violence.pdf

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