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This page has different resources including websites with information for planning in schools, discussion of incidents with children and adults. This list will continue to be updated over time.

Talking About Disasters: Guide for Standard Messages (2004), USA

Since early 2002, the National Disaster Education Coalition has worked on reviewing and updating its “Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages.” The review process included extensive participation by more than 450 professionals, scientists, and researchers who contributed to the material. Representatives from NDEC participating agencies have spent numerous hours to refine and resolve content issues and questions, to ensure accuracy, consistency, and appropriateness of messages.


FEMA Disaster Planning For Schools, USA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has introduced a planning process to help schools develop procedures to respond to all types of disasters, including school violence.


Kentucky Center for School Safety, USA

An excellent set of guidelines for preparing emergency management plans for schools.


Emergency Mental Health – Tips for Talking About Disasters

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (USA): Tips for Talking About Disasters to Adults and Children. Also tips for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers. Spanish versions available.


Early Intervention for Victims of Mass Violence and Other Disasters

National Institute of Mental Health (2002). Mental Health and Mass Violence:

Evidence-Based Early Psychological Intervention for Victims/Survivors of Mass

Violence. A Workshop to Reach Consensus on Best Practices. NIH Publication

No. 02-5138, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.


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