Implementing School-based Trauma Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We know that schools are undergoing a major transition due to the effects of COVID-19. Together with national partners, we developed guidance and suggestions for implementing school-based trauma interventions during the pandemic. See our guidance document for more information. We will be updating this document as we learn more about implementation challenges and successes.
Additional COVID Resources
The resources below include information about how to support the emotional wellness of students during this time. Please check back as we'll continue to update these each week.
The NCTSN has developed a guide on Trauma Informed School Strategies during COVID-19.
Skills for Psychological Recovery Online on the NCTSN Learning Center
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Schools, Teachers, and Students for Application During the World-Wide COVID-19 Pandemic
School Crisis Resources
School communities can be affected by a number of traumatic events. Community issues such as domestic violence, gang activity, and school shootings, and natural disasters such as floods, tornados, hurricanes, and earthquakes can having a lasting impact on students.
The resources below can help schools and parents cope with these events.
In this video, CBITS co-developer Marleen Wong discusses the five phases of Psychological First Aid for Schools: Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach. Video Transcript
Resources for Schools
Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management: Psychological First Aid
Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after an Earthquake
Resources for Parents
Games for Kids When the Electricity is Out
Talking to Children about the Shooting
Talking to Journalists about the Shooting: For Parents and Children
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after a School Shooting
Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane
Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado