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Tools & ResourcesViolence in Schools    November 27, 2015

Violence in Schools

NASN Resources

National Association of School Nurses (2013). Position Statement. School violence, role of the school nurse in prevention.  Silver Spring, MD: Author. 

For the School Nurse: Caring for Yourself Following Traumatic Events at School

Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 

Talking to Children About Disasters 
Children and adolescents can be exposed to numerous types of violence and the effects can be devastating.  There are effective treatments available, but early intervention is critical.

Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence
An initiative 

Children Exposed to Violence, the Attorney General's National Task Force

Defending Childhood: Protect.Heal.Thrive
Resources to prevent and mitigate children's exposure to violence.

National Education Association Health Information Network

School Crisis Guide: Help and healing in a time of crisis

American Psychological Association

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)

School Safety and Crisis Resources

School Violence Prevention and Response

Tips for School Administrators for Reinforcing School Safety

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope

Coping With Crisis: Helping Children With Special Needs

Tips for Teachers and Parents Following School and Community Violence  
A brief PowerPoint presentation about key talking points

National PTA 

Discussing Hate and Violence with Your Children 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) 

Main website 

Terrorism resources

Talking to Children about the Shooting

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

What Parents Can Do 
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
For Parents of Children Exposed to Violence or Disaster

Coping with Traumatic Events

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Coping with a Traumatic Event  

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events
A Guide for Parents and Educators

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
Provide immediate counseling for those in need of help in dealing with the many issues and problems that arise from a tragedy

Violence Prevention at Schools

Stopbullying.gov is a robust website filled with anti-bullying resources.

Assessing Whether a Student Might Commit a Violent Act
From the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
An information resource

Child Trends
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development.   

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Features statistics on children and families in the U.S. across a range of domains, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health.

Futures Without Violence
A group working to end some of the most pressing global issues.

National Crime Prevention Council
Helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

Gang Resistance Education and Training
A curriculum for elementary, middle school students, and families taught by law enforcement officers.  

Peace First
Exists to create the next generation of peacemakers.  

Stop Bullying: Speak Up
This initiative from Cartoon Network has an interactive website for children, families and educators.  In the ‘Adult Resources’ section, access tools including an educator’s guide and a list of partnering organizations such as NASN. 

Respond to an Active Shooter

Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event
A video from ReadyHoustonTX.gov
Play video on YouTube

Active Shooter Pocket Guide
A resource from the Department of Homeland Security
Download the guide

Active Shooter: What Can You Do?
A FREE online course from FEMA
Go to the course

Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools
A FREE online course from FEMA 
Go to the course 

Active Shooter Resources
From ASIS International
Access resources

In the literature

Cowell, J.M. (2013). What the Journal of School Nursing authors have said about violence in schools. The Journal of School Nursing, 29 (2), 90-92. DOI: 10.1177/1059840513479759.

Regan, M.E. (2009). Implementation and evaluation of a youth violence prevention program for adolescents Journal of School Nursing, 25(1), 27-33.

Reuter-Rice, K. (2008). Male adolescent bullying and the school shooter. Journal of School Nursing, 24(6), 350-359. 

Henning, K.G. & Smithey, M. (2008). How well prepared are schools to meet disaster?: School shootings require response of nontraditional resourcesNASN School Nurse, 23(1) 13-14.

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