Here you can find a list of resources, research articles, trainings, and more on how to help children and their families cope after a school shooting.

  1. Volunteer Opportunities in Disaster Emotional Care
  2. School Shooting Resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  3. Science About Mass Violence from the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center
  4. Restoring a Sense of Well-Being in Children After a Disaster from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
  5. Zhang, Y., Shah, D., Foley, J., Abhishek, A., Lukito, J., Suk, J., … & Garlough, C. (2019). Whose lives matter? Mass shootings and social media discourses of sympathy and policy, 2012–2014. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication24(4), 182-202.
  6. Bharadwaj, P., Bhuller, M., Løken, K. V., & Wentzel, M. (2021). Surviving a mass shooting. Journal of Public Economics201, 104469.
  7. Lowe, S. R., & Galea, S. (2017). The mental health consequences of mass shootings. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse18(1), 62-82.
  8. Cook, P. J., & Ludwig, J. (2002). The costs of gun violence against children. The Future of Children, 87-99.
  9. Wike, T. L., & Fraser, M. W. (2009). School shootings: Making sense of the senseless. Aggression and Violent Behavior14(3), 162-169.
  10. Kar, N. (2009). Psychological impact of disasters on children: review of assessment and interventions. World journal of pediatrics5(1), 5-11.
  11. Molina, O., Yegidis, B., & Jacinto, G. (2019). The Pulse Nightclub mass shooting and factors affecting community resilience following the terrorist attack. Best Practices in Mental Health15(2), 1-15.
  12. Chrisman, A. K., & Dougherty, J. G. (2014). Mass trauma: Disasters, terrorism, and war. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics23(2), 257-279.
  13. Vito, C., Admire, A., & Hughes, E. (2018). Masculinity, aggrieved entitlement, and violence: Considering the Isla Vista mass shooting. Norma13(2), 86-102.
  14. Jipguep, M. C., & Sanders-Phillips, K. (2003). The Context of Violence for Children of Color: Violence in the Community and in the Media. Journal of Negro Education, 379-395.
  15. Clark, A., & Stancanelli, E. (2017). Americans’ Responses to Terrorism and Mass-Shooting: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey and Well-Being Module (No. 26). GLO Discussion Paper.