School Crisis Resources

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.


Survival Guide for Parents with Special Needs Children

NJ Children's System of Care
The New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council

National Association of School Psychologists
 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
 Tips for talking with and helping children and youth after a disaster or traumatic event.

National Association of School Psychologists - Coping
 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
 Death and Grief