Our thoughts are with those affected by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The resources below include guides for supporting children following a shooting. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
School Crisis Resources
School communities can be affected by a number of traumatic events. Community issues such as domestic violence, gang activity, and school shootings, and natural disasters such as floods, tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes can having a lasting impact on students.
The resources below can help schools and parents cope with these events.
In this video, CBITS co-developer Marleen Wong discusses the five phases of Psychological First Aid for Schools: Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach.
Resources for Schools
Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management: Psychological First Aid
Recovery: After a Tornado
Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after an Earthquake
Resources for Parents
Games for Kids When the Electricity is Out
Talking to Children about the Shooting
Talking to Journalists about the Shooting: For Parents and Children
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after a School Shooting
Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane
Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado
Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after an Earthquake