With thanks to the American National Child Traumatic Stress Network: www.NCTSN.org for the following resources – designed to support anyone in contact with young children in the aftermath of a traumatic event.

NB: These were originally shared after the Christchurch Mosque attacks in March 2019 but have applicability to other traumatic incidents also.

www.NCTSN.org is an American-based resource for the public, professionals, and others who care about children and are concerned about child traumatic stress. It is the web site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), which is funded by the (American) Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Some of the materials on the NCTSN website are copyrighted. Readers are welcome to download, print, and distribute materials as long as no fees are charged for copies of this publication in the format in which they are presented on the website, including identifying logos, footers, and title pages.


RESOURCES ABOUT SHOOTINGS

The Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of a Shooting
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
Talking to Children about the Shooting

For more information, go to the NCTSN webpage on Terrorism and Violence.


RESOURCES ABOUT TRAUMA + TRAUMATIC GRIEF

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
Helping Youth after Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
After the Injury – website for families with injured children
Health Care Toolbox – website for paediatric health providers working with injured children 

To access these resources and others, go to the NCTSN Traumatic Grief webpage.


RESOURCES FOR WORKING WITH REFUGEES

Understanding Refugee Trauma: For Primary Care Providers
Understanding Refugee Trauma: For School Personnel
Understanding Refugee Trauma: For Mental Health Professionals
Refugee Services Core Stressor Assessment Tool

For more information, go to the NCTSN webpage on Refugee Trauma.


PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA).
PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by traumatic events.
PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free on Apple and Android mobile devices. The NCTSN Learning Center offers a PFA online training course


LEADERSHIP DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University:·         
Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy
Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events


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