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Tornados: Understanding the Aftermath

After the Tornado: Tip for Parents

After the Tornado: What A School Can Do

Response to the Stress of Tornados

Comforting a Bereaved Child

How Children Grieve

Critical Incident Reactions

Disaster Agencies

Common Immediate Responses to Trauma

Common Delayed Responses to Trauma

Discussing Traumatic Events

Recommendation for working with Families and Communities

Guidelines for Teachers

Tips for Parents

Tips for Talking to Young People and Adults

What Staff and Adults Need to Know

Working with School Staff

Debriefing of Helpers

Resource Handouts --IN SPANISH

Educational Resource Handouts translated in Spanish-4 Pages to include the next four handouts in a packet of information.

CONSEJOS PARA CUANDO HABLA CON NIÑOS Y ADULTOS DE SUS TRAUMAS / How to talk to children and adults about trauma

Enfrentándose con Dolor/ How to deal with death


Reacciones Comunes después del Trauma/ Common reactions to trauma

Resources: Web Sites

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. www.aacap.org

Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People. www.brookesplace.org

Companion Press. www.centerforloss.com

Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. www.ticinst.org

National Organization for Victim Assistance. www.try-nova.org

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. www.isisf.org

Mental Health Association. www.nmha.org

Renew Center for Personal Recovery. www.renew.net

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children. www.dougy.org




Resource Books/Articles: Crisis Response

"In Terror's Grip: Healing the Ravages of Trauma" by Bessel VanderKok

Trauma Response Teams in Schools, by William Steele.

The Dougy Center-Resource Guides: 35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child, Helping Teens Cope with Death, Helping Children Cope with Death, Helping the Grieving Student: A Guide for Teachers, When Death Impacts Your School: A Guide for School Administrators.

"Our Bodies, Our Fears", Newsweek, Feb. 24, 2003 (brain responses)

"Mental Health and Mass Violence", National Institute of Mental Health, www.nimh.hhs.gov

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez

Trauma in the Lives of Children, by Kenall Johnson

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst

God and the Victim, by Lisa Barnes Lampham

In This Very Hour, by Robin Monroe(homicide victim)

A Chaplain's Companion, by Judith C. Joseph (www.jcjoseph.com)

Helping America Cope, (children's book), www.7-dippity.com

Soaring Into the Storm: A Book about Those Who Triumph Over Adversity, by Alison Asher.

Guiding Your Child Through Grief, by Mary Ann and James Emswiler.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence-From Domestic Abuse to Policital Terror, by Judith Herman.

When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving and Other Losses, by John James and Russell Friedman.

Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups, by William Kroen.

When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently and How you Can Help, by Elizabeth Levang.

Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One, by Carol Staudacher.

Suicide Resources

Life After Suicide: The Survivor's Grief Experience, by Terence Barrett.

Adolescent Suicide: A School Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention, by William Kirk.

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide, by Kay Redfield Jamison.

The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens, by Richard E. Nelson and Judith Galas.

Resources to use with or by students

When Dinosaurs Die. A Guide for Understanding Death. by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown.

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages, by Leo Buscaglia.

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens, by Bev Cobain.

The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends, by Helen Fitzgerald.

Food for the Soul: A Best of Bereavement Poetry Collection, by Andrea Gambill.

When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief, by Marge Heegaard.

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies, by Trevor Romain.