SAMHSA Shares Resources Including on School Shootings and Gun Violence


June 1, 2022

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has shared a variety of resources for SAMHSA Region II in the wake of the tragedies of Buffalo, NY; Uvalde TX; and the 211 prior mass shootings so far this year.

Support resources following recent school shootings:

Specific to gun violence:

  • National Association of School Psychologists:

o Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

  • Child Mind Institute:

o Multi Lingual Trauma Resources

o Going Back to School After a Tragedy

  • American School Counselors Association:

o Helping Students After a School Shooting

  • American Psychological Association:

o Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

  • National Center for School Mental Health:

o Supporting Students, Staff, Families, and Communities Impacted by Violence

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

o School Shooting Resources

Parent Guidelines

  • Safe and Sound Schools

o Supporting Recovery Resource Toolkit

o Planning and Preparedness Resource Toolkit

  • Center for Resilience and Well-Being in Schools

o Talking to Children When Scary Things Happen

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