In response to the recent shooting at the Oxford High School Shooting in Oxford, Michigan, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include:

·         For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence

·         Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

·         Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting (Also in Spanish)

·         Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting

·         Talking to Children about the Shooting

·         Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators

·         Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·         Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·         Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·         After the Injury—website for families with injured children

·         Health Care Toolbox—website for pediatric health providers working with injured children

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 these types of events. PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free on Apple and Android mobile devices. Additional PFA resources 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

Disaster Hotline

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.