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Emergency Support

The incidence of mass violence is increasing and no one person or organization is immune.  As such, we encourage all schools and districts to develop and implement emergency preparedness plans to respond to situations and to assist in consoling students, parents, and school staff. The CDE’s Coping with Tragedy website includes links to articles on talking to kids about violence, and helping children deal with tragic events. Links to these resources and more are on, located at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp/tragedy.asp 

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is also a great resource; their web site is located at http://www.nasponline.org/ 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a great resource to help schools develop emergency preparedness programs, located at http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Mental-Health-Response-to-Mass-Violence-and-Terrorism-A-Training-Manual/SMA04-3959

It is critical to monitor the exposure that children have to television and radio.  Exposure to the news about this mass shooting may lead to anxiety and fear in children and youth. 

We hope that you take the time to review and share these resources below with colleagues and parents, they contain valuable information on helping teachers, students, and parents cope with school violence and mass tragedies:


Tips and Resources for Teachers and parents                                                                                


Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center



Teaching in Times of Crisis





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