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In the Aftermath of a School Shooting

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Information Sources

Department of Homeland Security
www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

Local law enforcement contact information
www.usacops.com (dial 911 in an emergency)

Articles and Resources

American Psychological Association
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

National Institute of Mental Health
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Catastrophic Mass Violence Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Disaster Distress: Incidents of Mass Violence

Support

Disaster Distress Helpline

Crisis counseling/support for anyone with emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

American Red Cross
Provides food, water, and emotional support for affected families and first responders.

Find your local chapter

American Red Cross Reunification
Tips and assistance in reconnecting with loved ones.
www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/contact-and-locate-loved-ones.html

The Compassionate Friends: Supporting Family After a Child Dies
This is a national bereavement nonprofit that offers resources to grieving parents.

Connect with local chapters and other resources

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Trauma Grief

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Coping with Violence in the Community How to Talk to Kids About Death How to Help a Grieving Child

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