After a school tragedy: Readiness, response, recovery & resources

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Publisher:  Author

This resource helps schools support students and families in the aftermath of violence and trauma by providing strategies for readiness, response, and recovery. The focus is on the after-effects of traumatic events such as school shootings or suicides and how things like complicated grief and survivors' guilt can place students at risk for suicide. Resources are provided for preventing suicide and building resilience. The importance of cultural considerations is also discussed.

Populations:  Youth
Settings:  Schools
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Ideation
Planning and Implementing:  Cultural Competence, Strategic Planning
Strategies:  Postvention, Life Skills and Resilience