Crisis Resources for Administrators

How Can School Cope with Tragedy?

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are impacted by tragedy.   Below are just a few resources to assist you, your School Social Worker and other staff in working with students, schools, families and communities following a heartbreaking event.  Resources are also included for crisis response planning and prevention as well as links to numerous organizations that can also provide resources and supports.     We hope they will be of some help. 

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Crisis Response Organization Links
Resources for Educators
Resources for Parents
Responding to Media
Responding to Shootings & Mass Violence

Trauma Response
School/District Crisis Response Readiness
Violence Prevention


Crisis Response at School

Coping with Crisis:  Helping Children with Special Needs  National Association of School Psychologists

Crisis Prevention and ResponseUCLA’s Quick Find Clearinghouse.   Numerous Resources

Dealing with Death at School  National Association of School Psychologists

Helping Children with Special Needs   National Association of School Psychologists

Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response     National Center for Crisis Management

Responding to a Crisis at School    159 pages) (UCLA  School Mental Health Project

School Crisis Guide: Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis (54 page PDF document).   National Education Association & Health Information Network

School Crisis Guide:  Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis   (Website)  National Education Association & Health Information Network

Schools Helping Students Deal with Loss  (6 pages) UCLA School Mental Health Project

Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response   National Center for Crisis Response

Tips for Helping PreSchool and School Children After Disasters  National Center for Child Traumatic Stress

Tips for Supporting Children and Youth After a Crisis Event  National Association of School Psychologists


Self Care for Those Providing Crisis Response

Self Care for Responders Coping with Disasters and Traumatic Events.    Numerous resources.     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Crisis Caregivers: Taking Care of Ourselves      National Association of School Psychologists

School Crisis: Aftermath for Caregivers     National Association of Secondary School Principals