Organization Links Providing Numerous Resources in the Time of Crisis
- American Psychological Association
- Center for School Mental Health University of Maryland
- Center for the Prevention of School Violence
- Child Mind Institute “In the wake of a traumatic event, your comfort, support and reassurance can make children feel safe, help them manage their fears, guide them through their grief, and help them recover in a healthy way. This guide was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It offers simple tips on what to expect, what to do and what to look out for. If you or your children require assistance from a mental health professional, do not hesitate to ask a doctor or other health care provider for a recommendation.”
- **Coalition to Support Grieving Students** “[A]n innovative multimedia resource designed to empower educators and school professionals in their efforts to support grieving students as they cope with loss.” Numerous resources. Read more.
- Crisis Management Institute Provides training and crisis resources.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Alliance for Safe Schools
- National Association of School Psychologists. Many resources. Several listed above.
- National Center for Children Exposed to Violence. “It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.”
- National Center for Crisis & Bereavement
- National Center for Crisis Management
- National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders.
- National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
- National Center for Trauma and Loss in Children
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. “The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.” Check out its numerous resources.
- Red Cross The Red Cross helps disaster victims by providing safe shelter, hot meals, essential relief supplies, emotional support and health services like first aid. Trained Red Cross workers often meet one-on-one with families to develop individual plans and identify available resources to help aid recovery.. Red Cross disaster relief focuses on relieving immediate disaster-caused needs so that families can get back on their feet and resume their lives as quickly as possible. The Red Cross also supports emergency workers, links family members outside the disaster area, and provides blood and blood products to disaster victims.
- Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools Developed by the Center for School Mental Health
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Numerous Resources
- Crisis Prevention and Response: UCLA’s Quick Find Clearinghouse. Numerous Resources
- UCLA Clearinghouse of Crisis Response Resources “Crisis, emergency, disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, trauma — all are words heard too frequently at schools today. Almost every school has had a major crisis; every school is likely to have one. Besides natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires, students experience violence and death related to the suicide of friends, gang activity, snipers, hostage-taking, and rape. Some students react with severe emotional responses — fear, grief, post traumatic stress syndrome. Moreover, such experiences and other events that threaten their sense of worth and well-being can produce the type of intense personal turmoil that leads students to think about hurting themselves or others.” On the home page, click on the “Responding to a Crisis” (yellow circle to the right of the sun graphic).
- U.S. Department of Education’s Emergency Planning Resources
- U.S. Department of Educations’ Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools: Technical Assistance Center Numerous Resources
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