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Responding to Mass Violence: Resources for Parents, Teens, Kids, and Teachers

We extend our deepest sympathies to all who were affected by the violent events at Oxford High School. In the aftermath of a tragic event it can feel difficult and overwhelming to provide the needed support and care.  Below are resources to help guide families, teens, school staff and providers through this time. Please reach out for additional support.

Resources in Response to the Oxford High School Shooting

National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities:

·          For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence

·          Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

·          Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting (Also in Spanish)

·          Tip Sheet for Youth Talking to Journalists about the Shooting

·          Talking to Children about the Shooting

·          Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators

·          Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

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

·          Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·          After the Injury—website for families with injured children

·          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. Additional PFA resources include:

·          Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) – field operations guide

·          Providing PFA-S: For Health-Related Professionals – handout

·          Providing PFA-S: For Principals and Administrators – handout

·          Providing PFA-S: For School Support Staff – handout

·          Providing PFA-S: For Teachers – handout

Disaster Hotline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Decoding Dyslexia

October 22, 2021

Julie Braciszewski, PhD, LP  &  Alyssa Hedke, MA, TLLP

 

Dyslexia is tricky to spot! Although stereotypes of Dyslexia may conjure up visions of ‘reading backwards’ or ‘seeing numbers and letters reversed’,  that isn’t the way Dyslexia typically presents.  Read our info sheet below to learn more about early signs of Dyslexia, testing, and treatment.

 

 

Julie Braciszewski, PhD, LP

 

Alyssa Hedke, MA, TLLP