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  1. Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a Mass Shooting

Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a Mass Shooting

In response to the Robb Elementary School (in Uvalde, Texas), supermarket (in Buffalo, New York), and other mass shootings, the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) has compiled a list of resources to help youth, families, educators, and community members cope with and talk about community trauma, as well as provide psychological first aid. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Distress Helpline is available 24/7/365: Call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor any time.

Resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Resources on Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid (PFA) (Spanish version) is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events.

PFA in Schools: 

Additional Resources from SAMHSA and Partners

Resources on Mass Violence

Resources for Children, Youth, Parents and Other Caregivers, and Schools

Resources on General Disaster Response and Recovery

Resources from Additional Federal Sources

Resources from the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Resources from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University