Mass Violence Events: Resources for Healthcare Personnel
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has developed resources to help children of all ages, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together following a mass violence event, such as the recent school shooting in Uvalde, TX, and the grocery store shooting in Buffalo, NY. These resources can be found on the NCTSCN website.
Psychological First Aid
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid. PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course and resources to support PFA activities (provided in multiple languages) is also available on the NCTSN website.
National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center
The National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) provides resources specific to preparing for and rebuilding from a mass violence event. Resources such as Transcend (mobile app to assist with recovery after mass violence) and other resources on rebuilding a community after a mass violence event can be found on the website.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Resources for talking to children can be found on HealthyChildren.org:
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has developed resources specifically for traumatic events, like those that have occurred in Buffalo, NY, and Uvalde, TX. The resources for the communities impacted in New York can be found here. Resources for the communities impacted in Texas can be found here.
Resources Specific to New York
- Project Hope -- Call the NY Project Hope Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314 or visit https://nyprojecthope.org
- Mental Health Resources During an Emergency -- Additional resources for New Yorkers impacted by the Buffalo shooting are available from the Office of Mental Health in New York at: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/emergency-mental-health-resources.html
- Resources & Services for Residents Impacted by Buffalo Shooting (ny.gov)
- Loveland Therapy Fund -- With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, the Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.