Community Trauma Resources


We appreciate the support of our colleagues in Littleton Colorado for graciously sharing their lessons learned from the Columbine Tragedy.


ADMINISTRATORS

Columbine: Lessons Learned, Keynote Speech at the 25th Annual Convention for Crisis Responders by Jeanner Oliver, Communication Officer for Columbine Tragedy. This is a great article about what they experienced, how they proceeded, and what lessons they learned. click here


Columbine: Staff reflections. This is a one page list of thoughts generated after the Jeffereson Center for Mental Health team gathered to review how the process went and what they would have liked to have done differently. click here


Columbine: Governor's Task Force Report for Victim Support and Ongoing Mental Health Needs. The proposal presented here represents the best efforts of the Jefferson Center for Mental Health to design a response that will meet the needs of those most affected by the tragedy. click here


Columbine: Anniversary Reactions Some Expected Reactions. Symptoms and concerns to watch for at upcoming anniversaries of the tragedy. click here


Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence. Bureau of Justice Assistance. U.S. Department of Justice. This 53 page document provides strategies and plans for schools and communities to prevent and/or respond to trauma in their communities. click here


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides several resources to assist professionals, parents, and the community. www.nctsnet.org


National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Responding to a School Crisis, Individual Guidelines for Key Personnel. What to do next for superintendents, prinicipals, teachers, and mental health professionals. click here


NCTSN: Self Care for Educators. Tips for caregivers to avoid compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. click here


TEACHERS

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Helping Students who have Experienced Trauma. Suggestions for how to help kids at school after the trauma. click here


NCTSN: Self Care for Educators. Tips for caregivers to avoid compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. click here


NCTSN: Students and Traumatic Grief. An article helping to identify students who are grieving and how to help. click here


NCTSN: Highschoolers and Trauma. Looks at the psychological and behavioral impact of trauma on High School students. click here


NCTSN: Middleschoolers and Trauma. Looks at the psychological and behavioral impact of trauma on Middle School students. click here


American Psychological Association: Managing Traumatic Stress. Understanding what is a normal response to tragedy and how to cope. click here


APA: Managing Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting. How to strengthen your resilience and move forward in a healthy way. click here


PARENTS

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Helping Students who have Experienced Trauma. Suggestions for how to help kids at school after the trauma. click here


American Psychological Association: Managing Traumatic Stress. Understanding what is a normal response to tragedy and how to cope. click here


APA: Managing Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting. How to strengthen your resilience and move forward in a healthy way. click here


NCTSN: Parent Guide to Child Trauma. What to look for and how to help. click here


NCTSN: Highschoolers and Trauma. Looks at the psychological and behavioral impact of trauma on High School students. click here


NCTSN: Middleschoolers and Trauma. Looks at the psychological and behavioral impact of trauma on Middle School students. click here


Columbine: Anniversary Reactions Some Expected Reactions. Symptoms and concerns to watch for at upcoming anniversaries of the tragedy. click here


MEDIA

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Media Guidelines. Guidelines for reporters,

producers, and editors to help enhance responsible news coverage of stories that involve child traumatic stress. click here

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