SAMHSA Resources to Address Trauma and Mass Violence

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration identifies that trauma results from an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

The SAMHSA-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a range of resources to help children, families, educators, and communities including the following:

  • Talking to Children about the Shooting
  • Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (En Español)
  • Talking to Teens about Violence (En Español)
  • 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)
  • After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

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