In this time of horrific loss for children, families, teachers, and communities, we offer the following resources and support. These resources have been developed to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together.
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (En Español)
Coping After Mass Violence: For Adults
Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers(En Español)
Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
Once I Was Very Very Scared – children’s book for young children
From the National Association of School Psychologists
Talking with Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
From Child Care Aware of America
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.