Trauma: How to talk to your children and support community in times of tragedy.

Resources in Response to the Robb Elementary School Shooting
In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:
Talking to Children about the Shooting
Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (En Español)
Talking to Children: When Scary Things Happen  (En Español)
Talking to Teens about Violence (En Español)
Tips for Talking to Students about Violence
Coping After Mass Violence: For Adults
For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence(En Español)
Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers(En Español)
Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)
Guiding Adults in Talking to Children about Death and Attending Services
After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
Once I Was Very Very Scared – children’s book for young children 
After the Injury—website for families with injured children
Health Care Toolbox—website for pediatric health providers working with injured children
Pause-Reset-Nourish (PRN) to Promote Wellbeing (En Español) (for responders)
Psychological First Aid
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center.
Additional PFA resources for schools include:
Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) – Field operations guide
Providing PFA-S: For Health-Related Professionals – handout
Providing PFA-S: For Principals and Administrators – handout
Providing PFA-S: For School Support Staff – handout
Providing PFA-S: For Teachers – handout
From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center
Transcend (mobile app to assist with recovery after mass violence)
Rebuild your Community: Resources for Community Leaders
Media Guidelines for Homicide Family Survivors
Timeline of Activities to Promote Mental Health Recovery
Self-Help: Resources for Survivors
E-learning Courses: Trainings for Clinicians
Resources for Victim Assistance Professionals
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
Coping with Stress Following a Mass Shooting
Disaster Helpline
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Recovery Helpline
Is your recovery in danger today? If personal trauma or community tragedy is affecting your sobriety, you are not alone. Call our 24/7 Recovery Helpline: 210-SAY-CARE (729-2273) or email