A practical guide for crisis response in our schools - National Center for Crisis Management
This website provides information to assist schools in responding effectively to "everyday crises" as well as school-based disasters. The links provided offer strategies to potentially prevent violent school-based tragedies, assist educators in identifying students who may be at greatest risk of violent behavior, review protocols for managing crisis situations, and discuss practical strategies for addressing the emergent needs of students during times of crisis.
Active shooter: How to respond - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
This publication is designed to help community members feel more prepared for active shooter situations. The resource explains strategies for identifying an active shooter, responding when an active shooter is in the area, preparing for and managing an active shooter situation, recognizing potential workplace violence, and managing the consequences of an active shooter situation. Wallet card also available at http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/active_shooter_pocket_card.pdf
Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Treatment Center - Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
The purpose of the Adolescent Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Treatment Center is to improve the standard of care for adolescents with comorbid traumatic stress and substance use disorders. It provides resources to increase awareness about trauma, emotional distress, and substance misuse, emphasizes the role of triggers that can lead to traumatic stress symptom reoccurrence and substance misuse, and provides information on treatment.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence - University of Colorado at Boulder
The Blueprints Initiative sets a gold standard for implementing exemplary, research-based violence and drug programs and for implementing these programs with fidelity to the models. The work that is being conducted will help to bridge the gap between knowledge (research) and practice and inform the users of programs of the barriers that must be overcome in order to achieve maximum success.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (USUHS, CSTS)
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership, and methodologies. The Center's work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human-caused disasters, and public health threats.
Delivering gender-informed health services in emergencies - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS, ASPR)
This fact sheet discusses the physical and mental health issues that affect each gender differently. The document also stresses the importance of maintaining a gender perspective in emergencies, how to provide gender-responsive health services in emergencies, how to address the physical and psychosocial trauma of gender-based violence in emergencies, and the guiding principles for providing support to survivors.
Find Youth Info - Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs
Helping America's Youth is a nationwide effort, initiated by President George W. Bush and led by First Lady Laura Bush, to benefit children and teenagers by encouraging action in three key areas: family, school, and community. This Community Guide to Helping America's Youth helps communities build partnerships, asses their needs and resources, and select from program designs that could be replicated in their community. It walks community groups through the steps necessary for building strong supports for youth.
Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance - Gender & Disaster Resilience Alliance
This website provides information for sharing and using knowledge about the gender dimensions of disaster and disaster risk management specific to the United States and neighboring countries. The site discusses topics on gender violence in disaster, women building disaster resilience, and women and climate change in the United States.