In the Aftermath of a School Shooting

Information and Resources

Department of Homeland Security

Local law enforcement contact information (dial 911 in an emergency)

Articles and resources

American Psychological Association
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting

National Institute of Mental Health
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Traumatic Events

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
School Shooting Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Disaster Distress: Incidents of Mass Violence


Disaster Distress Helpline
1 (800) 985-5990
Crisis counseling/support for anyone with emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters

American Red Cross
Provides food, water and emotional support for affected families and first responders
1 (800) 733-2767
Find your local chapter at:

American Red Cross Reunification
Tips/assistance in reconnecting with loved ones.

The Compassionate Friends:
Supporting family after a child dies

This is a national bereavement nonprofit that offers resources to grieving parents. Connect with local chapters and other resources at: