Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are impacted by tragedy or disaster which we know is not enough. Below are just a few resources to assist you and other staff in working with students, schools, families and communities. For a more comprehensive list of General Crisis Response Resources, please click here. (Resources are included to assist in responding to a tragic death; trauma; death of a student, student’s family member or staff person; suicide; homicide; school shooting; etc. ) See also the links to crisis response organization websites contributing these articles for more. We hope these will be of some help.
Child Trauma Response Toolkit for Educators
Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materials National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Coping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators, and Other Professionals
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
**Crisis Intervention Resources for School Personnel** (Password: ssw ) Developed by School Social Worker, Jerry Ciffone and made available with his permission. The documents are made available as a gesture of good will to assist school social workers and other school personal wanting to provide emergency mental health assistance to student groups in the aftermath of a student death or other critical incident. Permission is granted by Jerry Ciffone to download and print these documents for internal use only within the school system where the tragic event has occurred. Editor’s note: Excellent Resources. Includes crisis bereavement group intervention guidelines and MUCH more.
Crisis Management Institute
Training and resources for crisis
Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff (5 pages) Source: National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Guidelines for Schools Responding to a Death By Suicide (6 pages) Source: National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Guidelines for Talking to Children About Terrorist Attacks and School & Community Shootings in the News (2 pages) Source: National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What (Educators &) Community Members Can Do
Source: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
How Can Schools Cope With Tragedy? Crisis Response Resources for Administrators Compiled by NYSSSWA
Practical Guide for Crisis Response in our Schools
Source: National Center for Crisis Management : American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
- Practical Suggestions for Assisting Children in the Aftermath of Tragedy
- Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response
- Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response
School Based Crisis Intervention
Source: UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
School Crisis Guide: Helping and Healing in a Time of Crisis
(54 page PDF document)
Source: National Education Association & Health Information Network
Terrorism and Mass Violence: Numerous response resources
Source: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events Source: U.S. Department of Education
See also the links to crisis response organization websites contributing these articles for more.
School/District Crisis Response Readiness ResourcesClick Here!
Crisis Response Resources: NYSSSWA Membership Dollars At Work
The New York State School Social Workers’ Association (NYSSSWA) is the only professional association dedicated solely to the visibility and viability of School Social Workers in New York State. Members are essential to our ability to support you and our profession. If you are not a member, join us today so we can continue to provide advocacy and services on your behalf.