The following publications may be of assistance to service providers in the aftermath of this crime—
Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program
This brochure describes OVC’s Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
Building Resilience in Children and Youth Dealing with Trauma
This resource provides information about the effects of trauma on children along with information on what can teachers, caregivers, and other adults do to help a child who has experienced trauma.
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators
This toolkit was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to provide school administrators, teachers, staff, and concerned parents with basic information about working with traumatized children in the school system.
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters
This Field Manual is intended for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster. This pocket reference provides the basics of disaster mental health, with numerous specific and practical suggestions for workers. Essential information about disaster survivors’ reactions and needs is included. "Helping" skills are described with guidance for when to refer for professional assistance. Strategies for worker stress prevention and management are presented in the last section.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do
This booklet that describes what community members can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do
This booklet that describes what rescue workers can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.
Helping Children and Adolescents Deal With Grief
This article provides guidance on how children grieve, including emotions children commonly experience; information on how to help children grieve; and a bibliography of children’s books on dealing with the death of a loved one.
Helping Survivors in the Wake of Disaster
This fact sheet provides concise information for volunteers, mental health clinicians, chaplains, and medical personnel on the effects of traumatic stress and recommendations for helping survivors of disasters.
Mental Health Reactions After Disaster: A Fact Sheet for Providers
This fact sheet provides overview of common reactions and severe stress responses to disaster, including PTSD.
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide
This guide is intended for service providers and professionals in the mental health field providing the basics in responding to and assisting victims and families during the aftermath of mass violence and terrorism.
National Association of School Psychologists
The National Association of School Psychologists provides School Safety and Crisis Resources to help children and youth to cope with traumatic events including—
Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide
Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD, Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach for assisting survivors of disaster and terrorism.
Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providers
This booklet, jointly published by OVC and the American Red Cross (ARC), provides information on how ARC staff and volunteers can better assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes. It focuses on victims’ rights and needs, OVC resources, victim compensation and assistance, and key differences between the needs of victims of crime and victims of natural disasters.
School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis
Based on the educator experiences throughout the nation, this guide spells out advice for schools to: (1) prepare for emergencies, (2) respond effectively as a crisis unfolds, and (3) help students and staff recover after a crisis.
School Crisis Response Initiative
This OVC bulletin describes an innovative model for preparing for fast and effective responses to the needs of students after violent or traumatic crises.
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
This fact sheet provides information on how to help children establish a sense of normality and security by talking with them about their fears.
Terrorist Attacks and Children
This article provides information on how children respond to terrorism and steps that professionals and parents can take to help children cope.