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Resources in Response to the Shooting at UNC Charlotte

In response to the recent shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help students, families, and the community. These resources include tip sheets on:

· College Students: Coping After the Recent Shooting

· The Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting

· Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

· Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

· Talking to Children about the Shooting

· Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

· Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

· Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

· Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators

· After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

· After the Injury - website for families with injured family members

· Health Care Toolbox - website for pediatric health providers working with injured children


Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid(PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free on Apple and Android mobile devices. The NCTSN Learning Center offers a PFA online training course.


To access these resources and others, go to

Traumatic Grief: https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/traumatic-grief

Terrorism and Violence: https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/terrorism-and-violence


Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University:

· Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy

· Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events


Disaster Helpline

For individuals in the United States who are needing additional support, SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline. To access, call 1-800-985-5990 or text TALKWITHUS to 66746.


Additional Resources

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at mbrymer@mednet.ucla.edu.


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