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
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
Discussing Hate and Violence with Your Children
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
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
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.
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
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 resources. NASN School Nurse, 23(1) 13-14.
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