Tools for Educators & Parents

Coping in Times of Crisis

Crisis Resources

NEA Health Information Network School Crisis Guide
The HIN guide contains information about long-term needs and mental health, among other subjects.

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
Tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for parents and educators.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Basics
A collection of information compiled by the NEA HIN, from the Office on Women's Health; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Helping Children Deal with Tragic Events in the News: Timeless Wisdom from Fred Rogers for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
Advice compiled by the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media

Coping with Violence: Online Resources from the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Online resources for those working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.

Promoting Adjustment and Helping Children Cope
A wide range of educational tools on children and disaster is available from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Learn more about Danvers High School math teacher Colleen Ritzer at Remembering Ms. Ritzer.