Resources for Coping with Tragic School Events
Delaware Specific Resources

“We reviewed 812 school threats across the country during the first five months of the 2014-15 school year. Based on available data, threats are up 158% since the prior year, when we did the first survey of this kind. This rapid escalation of school threats requires urgent attention as our ongoing research shows a continued uptick in threats…”

Delaware's Comprehensive School Safety Program (CSSP)

Other Resources
"As we try to help our children find some comfort and sense of safety in the face of such tragedy, these excellent resources from The Center for School Mental Health related to school crisis response are free and readily available."
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Save the Children, and the American Academy of Pediatrics provide the following tips, recommendations and resources.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990)and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters.

Resources to Help Parents, Children and Teachers Cope with a Traumatic Event

The U.S. Department of Education offers the following resources:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may offer support through these resources:

Below are a few more resources from other organizations on coping with traumatic events.