Below are articles from the National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and were distributed with permission to help those involved with the Sandy Hook, Connecticut shooting to address short-term and long-term psychological ramifications of this event.
They will guide you in your attempts to make children and adults feel safe when we cannot assure them of absolute safety. Here are documents from A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools: Sixth Edition and Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management, both publications of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. They include useful information for assisting professionals in addressing the emergent psychological needs of those impacted by this tragic event.
Reprinted from: A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools
© 2012 by The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress—Reproduced with Permission