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School Safety and Crisis Resources: Quick Facts and Tips

Risk Factors for Trauma Reaction

With support from parents and teachers, most students will successfully cope with a crisis event and not suffer significant emotional consequences. However, some may be at risk for more extreme reactions.

Crisis or Trauma Reactions

Crisis reactions will differ depending on developmental level and are generally marked by changes in typical behavior for the specific child or adolescent.

Tips for Supporting Children and Youth After a Crisis Event

In times of crisis, children and youth look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope first and foremost by establishing a sense of safety and security.