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School Crisis Resources
TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT SCHOOL SAFETY (full document) -
We are extremely saddened by the tragic events of Friday, December 14, in Newtown, Connecticut. The Mental Health America organization has a number of suggestions for how to talk to children about something so tragic and horrific.

Included below are several references/resources for helping children and parents cope with crisis and traumatic events.  Additional resources can be accessed through the links in the left sidebar.


Resources:


National Association of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org
 Tips for school administrators for reinforcing school safety
 Talking to children about violence – Tips for parents and teachers
 Disaster:  Developing a Crisis Response Plan

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

http://www.nctsnet.org
 Tips for talking with and helping children and youth after a disaster or traumatic event.

National Association of School Psychologists - Coping
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/specpop_general.aspx
 Coping with crisis – Helping Children with Special Needs.
 Helping Children Cope:  Tips for Parents and Educators
 Dealing with Death in the Schools

National Association of School Psychologists - Counseling
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/deathgrief.pdf
 Death and Grief