School Violence Prevention and Intervention

Families trust schools to keep their children safe during the day. Thanks to the efforts of millions of teachers, principals, and staff across America, the majority of schools remain safe havens for our nation’s youth. The unfortunate reality is, however, that school districts in this country may be touched either directly or indirectly by violence in their schools.

School districts must be ready to assess any situation that may be potentially dangerous to the school environment.  Having a Threat Assessment process in place is key to ensuring that districts are ready to act in a clear and safe manner.  Students must be aware of clear expectations of appropriate school behavior and have knowledge of consequences.

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Traumatic Event

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Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After Mass Violence

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The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence

The Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center is the Trauma Section of the Yale Child Study Center. The Yale Child Study Center is renowned for its research, clinical services, training programs, policy work, and local, state, national, and international collaboration conducted by its faculty.

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Guidelines for Talking to Kids about Attacks

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National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC)

Resources for students, staff, and communities to begin healing after mass violence.

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