After a School Tragedy: Readiness, Response, Recovery & Resources


Acts of violence, suicide, and other tragedies affect many school communities. In 2018, there were 82 school shootings, the highest number since 1970 (CHDS, 2019). Death by suicide is currently the 2 nd leading cause of death among teenagers, next to [car] accidents (CDC, 2018). In 2017, 2 out of every 100 teenagers made suicide…

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Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States.

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Disasters are upsetting experiences for everyone involved. The emotional toll that disaster brings can sometimes be even more devastating than the financial strains of damage and loss of home, business or personal property.

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Crisis Text Line

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Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform.

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Georgia Disaster Mental Health

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Disasters come in many forms. They may occur suddenly or with advance warning. Disasters may be human-caused or an act of nature. Some disasters have names like Katrina or flight numbers while others have faces that we see on the television.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

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Mental health is an important part of overall health for children and adolescents. Many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence. Help raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

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Lockdown Drills for Students with Disabilities

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Lockdown drills are increasingly common in classrooms across the United States, with 95.7 percent of public schools reporting that they practiced a lockdown drill with their students during the 2017–2018 school year.

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Model School Door Numbering System


When emergencies occur, the rapid response of emergency workers to the incident can be critical. Many schools have dozens of doors providing entrance and egress to their buildings. During an emergency it may be necessary for responders to gain access through the door closest to the emergency scene

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