The following is a link to a powerpoint created by the NASP National Emergency Assistance Team containing specific tips for teachers and parents. http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/Following_National_Tragedy.ppt
Predict. Plan. Prepare. Prevent. Cover all your P’s with these great resources from the National Association of School Psychologists. Every school should have these on hand and revisiting school safety procedures often. http://www.nasponline.org/publications/booksproducts/prepare.aspx http://www.nasponline.org/publications/booksproducts/N1110.aspx
The following is an official statement from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as well as links to ready to use resources for educators and parents. For Immediate Release Bethesda, MD—On behalf of our 25,000 members, the National Association
Youth Violence Protective FactorsA special supplement discusses the work of a panel of experts who met to discuss protective influences against youth violence and how these can shape prevention efforts.
Safety/Crisis Prevention and Intervention: American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress: www.aaets.org American Red Cross: www.redcross.org American Society for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse: www.calib.com/nccanch Compassionate Friends: www.compassionatefriends.org Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families: www.dougy.org National Alliance for Safe Schools: www.safeschools.org National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse: www.childabuse.org National Organization
The following article was published in the NASP Communique and is very timely and relevant. Safe Schools and Springtime Stress: Prevention Issues By Scott Poland, EdD, NCSPNational Association of School Psychologists The spring semester has been marred in recent years
The following websites offer information related to conflict-resolution, de-escalation strategies, skills training, and crisis response. www.thtm.org/index.htm www.crisisprevention.com