Crisis Resources for Administrators

Crisis Response in Schools

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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Resources for Educators
School/District Crisis Response Readiness
Responding to Media
Violence Prevention
Crisis Response Organization Links


Resources for Educators: 

A National Tragedy:  Helping Children Cope   National Association of School Psychologists

Child Trauma Response Toolkit for Educators  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Common Reactions After Trauma  The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Coping with a Traumatic Event  Center for Disease Control

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

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events:  Coping with Mass Violence & Shootings     Numerous resources.     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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

Dealing with Death at School  National Association of School Psychologists

Guidelines for Working with Traumatized Children  UCLA  School Mental Health Project

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters:  What (Educators &) Community Members Can Do   National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Helping Children with Special Needs   National Association of School Psychologists

Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children: Tips for Parents and Educators  National Association of School Psychologists

Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response     National Center for Crisis Management

Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting   National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Responding to a Crisis at School    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  UCLA School Mental Health Project

Talking to Children about the Shooting  National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Talking to Children About Violence   National Association of School Psychologists

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 Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events   U.S. Department of Education

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

Traumatized Children:  Tips for Parents & Children     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