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Ever since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, television and newspapers have shown images of terror and hate-filled acts. How do we talk to our children about these and other tragedies? How can we, as families, cope with a crisis? These resources are offered to help our families cope with stressful events.

Coping with School Shootings

American Academy of Pediatrics: Talking to Children about Disasters
American School Counselor Association: Coping with the Sudden Death of a Student **
A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope **
National Association for the Education of Young Children: Coping with Violence
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers **
Rutgers University Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth: Guidelines for Educators, Parents, Youth-Serving Individuals, Youth & Young Adults
NEA School Crisis Guide **
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events **
Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events

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Emergency Preparedness

Citizen Corps
Clemson Public Service Emergency Preparedness
Clemson University Animal Emergency Preparedness
Clemson University Disaster Management Plan
The Disaster Handbook - National Edition **
Disaster Preparedness for Your Pet - CDC's webpage of helpful tips & links
Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities
Extension Disaster Education Network
Family Disaster Planning (American Red Cross)
Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Ag Safety Database (NASD)
Red Rover - pet disaster preparedness
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
Top 100 National Security Resources
U.S. Department of Education Emergency Planning
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Emergency Preparedness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Public Health Emergency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Family Life

Building Family Strengths: Overview **
Building Family Strengths: Communications **
Building Family Strengths: Contentment **
Building Family Strengths: Coping During Crisis **
Building Family Strengths: History **
Building Family Strengths: Humor **
Building Family Strengths: Optimism **
Building Family Strengths: Resiliency **
Building Family Strengths: Self-Esteem **
Building Family Strengths: Spirituality **
Building Family Strengths: Unity **
Building Family Strengths: Values **
Child Welfare Information Gateway - information & resources to help protect children and strengthen families
Family Life Homepage
Families and Work Institute - a non-profit research center providing data on the changing workplace, family and community
Pepperdine University's Boone Center for the Family - promotes positive relationships & strengthens the family bonds
Taking Charge in Challenging Times **

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Traumatic Events

American Psychological Association's Help Center:

Clemson University:

Traumatology - The 2007 Virginia Tech Shootings: Identification of Application of Lessons Learned
Gift From Within - Helping Traumatized Children at School

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War and Terrorism

American Red Cross - provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies
American Red Cross - “Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal With Terrorism and Other Tragic Events”
CBBC Newsround - resources for lessons on the developing threat of war
CYFERnet - resources for parents, teachers, and family support professionals in times of war
Family Education Network:

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information - resources for coping with PTSD
Gift From Within - an international organization for survivors of trauma and victimization
“On the Homefront” Fact Sheet **
Purdue Extension - Talking with Children about Terrorism **
Purple Wagon - resources to help families& children cope with issues surrounding war, terrorism & peacemaking

University of Georgia Extension Service:

University of Kentucky, Cooperative Extension Service - America at War: Helping Families and Children Cope
University of Minnesota, Children, Youth & Family Consortium - Talking With Children About War
Violent Death Bereavement Society - a centralized forum of information & training for service providers of loved ones & family members after violent death

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