Phase Three: Reactive Measures


  • After School Shootings, Children And Communities Struggle To Heal: To be optimally responsive to the needs of survivors and facilitate the road to recovery in impacted communities, existing, evidence-based mental health treatments should be identified and disseminated to schools across the nation—not just in the immediate aftermath, but to also address the complex course of PTSD symptoms that may emerge months and even years after an event. The approach could be multilevel, with tools that help build community resilience—the ability to anticipate and successfully adapt to challenges after a traumatic incident—and coordinated efforts to identify and address gaps in knowledge, resources, and policy.  
  • NEA How to Talk to Students: The National Education Association covers how to talk to students after a school shooting, necessary procedures to go through, tips to help students cope, and includes other resources that may also be useful.