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Assisting Children and Adults Through Traumatic Situations

These links are provided as a resource. The Contra Costa County Office of Education does not take responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and context of the following Web sites. If you find an outdated link, please send us an e-mail.


California Department of Education
Resources for Coping with Tragedy

Contra Costa County Emergency Awareness and Emergency Response Group
CAER is a nonprofit public benefit corporation of public emergency response agencies, local government officials and facilities and businesses that use, store, handle, produce or transport hazardous materials. The Web site includes a section for kids and an extensive list of emergency links.

Facing History and Ourselves
Examining History and Human Behavior

The Future of Children
A publication of the Children, Families, and Communities Program of The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Future of Children disseminates timely information on major issues related to children's well-being.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Terrorism and Children

Network for Good
An easy-to-use one-stop online resource designed to help people find volunteer and giving opportunities in their own communities and beyond.

Working in collaboration with North Carolina Sate University, this site has published an extensive piece aimed at helping parents and teachers who are working with children after disaster. Information about what families and communities can do to be ready for an emergency
These days, talk of terrorist violence and war against Iraq is all around us in the media. These news reports can make children feel frightened, unsafe and insecure. The following are some resources to help initiate conversations with your kids: Talking with Kids About TV News, Tips on Talking about Terrorism. Fighting Hate and Promoting Tolerance

U.S. Secretary of Education
As schools and communities across the US prepare and develop plans for responding to potential emergency situations, US Secretary of Education Rod Paige has unveiled this new web resource to help. It is designed to be a one-stop shop that provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.

Lesson Plans

Learning Network - An American Tragedy/Beyond September 11, 2001
Use this collection of articles, lessons, and advice to help your students understand the events and repercussions of September 11, 2001.

PBS - Tolerance in Times of Trial
Lesson plan for middle and high school students

NY Times Learning Network - Lesson Plan Unit on the Middle East
The Learning Network has developed lesson plan units that use recent New York Times articles as springboards for examining important curricular topics in interesting and exciting ways.

Sept. 11 Remembrance Links:

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Remembering Sept. 11- A collection of free materials designed to help children and youth cope with the anniversary of the attacks.

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