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Helping All of Us Deal with Trauma 
In light of recent events we at VPS make the following resources available to you:


VARIOUS RESOURCES ON TALKING TO CHILDREN AND OTHERS ABOUT TRAUMA


Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS, AND TEACHERS

En Espanol
Consejos para hablarles a los niños y a los jóvenes que sufren eventos traumáticos

Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management:
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach


Listen, Protect, Connect – Model and Teach
Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students


After a Loved One Dies – how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them

School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis

From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Helping Parents and Caregivers Identify "What is Child Traumatic Stress?"

For educators. Identifying CTS in school setting

For the Press from University of Washington

These resources were developed by the University of Washington on how journalists can and should best cover mental illness:
This is a printable PDF version: http://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/]http://www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/dbhr/mhtg/Publicationfinal.pdf
This is an HTML version: http://depts.washington.edu/mhreport/[/url]

Disaster Helpline from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

Disaster Distress Helpline

Call 1-800-985-5990or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746to get help and supportfor any distress that you or someoneyou care about may be feeling related to any disaster.
The Helpline and Text Service are:
• Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year-round
• Free (standard data/text messaging rates may apply for the texting service)
• Answered by trained crisis counselors.

TTY for Deaf / Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517
Spanish-speakers:

Para ayuda en español Text “Hablanos” to 66746


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