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Crisis Management Toolkit - Coping with Crisis

A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope
Whenever a national tragedy occurs, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, children, like many people, may be confused or frightened. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react.
Coping with Crisis - Helping Children with Special Needs
Tips for School Personnel and Parents from the National Association of School Psychologists
Dealing with Crisis
Parenting and child health resources from the Women's and Children's Health Network
Tell Me A Story (TMAS)
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) TMAS program empowers military-connected children by using literature and children’s own stories in a way that fosters skills for resilience, strong peer and parent connections, a sense of pride and accomplishment, and a caring community. The MCEC believes that stories have the capacity to open family discussions on potentially difficult topics, such as family separation, deployment, moving, grief, and crisis.
Available Documents:
DoDEA Crisis Management Guide
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Crisis Management Guide is a resource designed to assist school administrators and other personnel in understanding effective crisis management procedures and the role of the crisis management team. A major focus of the guide is on Incident Response Planning.
Psychological First Aid for Schools
When bad things happen children and adolescents are the most vulnerable victims