Violence in Schools

NASN Resources

For the School Nurse: Caring for Yourself Following Traumatic Events at School

National Association of School Nurses. (2018). School violence - The role of the school nurse (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

National Association of School Nurses. (2018). Bullying and cyberbullying - Prevention in schools (Position Statement). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

School Emergency Triage Training

Other Resources

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Resources for Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Gun Safety - resources about firearm safety and children

Promoting Adjustment and Helping Children Cope After Disaster and Crisis

The Resilience Project  

American Psychological Association

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Coping with a Traumatic Event

Children Exposed to Violence, the Attorney General's National Task Force

Defending Childhood: Protect.Heal.Thrive
Resources to prevent and mitigate children's exposure to violence.

National Association of School Psychologist (NASP)

School Safety and Crisis Resources

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Main website

Terrorism resources

Talking to Children about the Shooting

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Coping with Traumatic Events

National PTA

Discussing Difficult Situations With Your Children

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative 

Recognizing and Treating Child Traumatic Stress

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990
Provide immediate counseling for those in need of help in dealing with the many issues and problems that arise from a tragedy.

Violence Prevention at Schools

Assessing Whether a Student Might Commit a Violent Act 
From the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA

Preventing Violence
From Child Trends

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics 

Futures Without Violence

Gang Resistance Education and Training 

National Crime Prevention Council

Stop Bullying: Speak Up

Respond to an Active Shooter

Active Shooter Pocket Guide
A resource from the Department of Homeland Security

Active Shooter: What Can You Do?
A FREE online course from FEMA

Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools
A FREE online course from FEMA

Run, Hide, Fight: Surviving an Active Shooter Event
A video from

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