Community Violence: National Resources

Community Violence

A starting place for pediatric medical home teams to begin addressing community violence, published by The Resilience Project, a program of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Includes sections on framing the question, actions to take, tools to educate, related AAP policy, and learning more.

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Mass Violence & Terrorism

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) sections on mass violence and terrorism lists catastrophic mass violence resources and is filterable by resource type and audience.

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Helping Children Cope With Terrorism: Tips for Families and Educators

Resource from the National Association of School Psychologists: Intentional acts of violence that hurt innocent people are frightening and upsetting. Children and youth will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Families and school personnel can help children cope first and foremost by establishing a sense of safety and security. As information becomes available, adults can continue to help children work through their emotions and, perhaps, even use the process as a learning experience. Includes a 15-point list of guidelines for adults.

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Trauma in the Lives of Gang-Involved Youth: Tips for Volunteers and Community Organizations

Published in 2009 by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Offers some statistics about gang-involved youth and their exposure to traumatic events. This tip sheet outlines some of the ways that youth may respond to trauma, common traumatic stress reactions, how gangs appeal to traumatized youth, and how caring adults can make a difference.

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While every effort has been made to ensure resources shared are safe and reputable, no resource is endorsed or guaranteed by Utah's Trauma-Resiliency Collaborative or its members.  No resource listed is in an any way a substitute for obtaining professional help.


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