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Updated 10.01.15

Dealing with Trauma and Tragedy

The district recommends the following articles about talking to children regarding tragedy:

Children's Mental Health Network: Specific Strategies for Talking with Your Kids about the Tragedy in Connecticut

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Talking to Children about the Shooting

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Tips for Adults on How to Talk with Children about Connecticut School Shooting

Crisis Management Institute: Talking with Children/Students About the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

Save the Children: 10 Consejos Para Los Padres Para Ayudar a Sus Hijos en Una Crisis

Information Adapted from Parents Trauma Resource Center and American Association of Suicidology: Talking to Children about Traumatic Events

Click here for resources providing information and coping skills to address behavioral health, stress and trauma concerns of adults, children and youth, and first responders.


Internet Safety

Bergen County Prosecutor's Office: Internet Safety For Our Children
 

Bullying

American Academy of Pediatrics: Helping Children Avoid Being Bullied

US Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/

 

Teen Suicide Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics: Help Stop Teen Suicide

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide website: www.SPTSNJ.org

Crisis Management Institute: Understanding the Myths of Suicide 

Crisis Management Institute: Parent Hand-Out on Adolescent Suicide

 



Grief Support to Children

American Academy of Pediatrics: How Children Understand Death & What You Should Say

Crisis Management Institute: Supporting Youth in Grief

Crisis Management Insitute: Tips for Children Attending Funerals

Running Away from Home

American Academy of Pediatrics: Running Away from Home

Addiction and Substance Abuse

The Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse/ NJ Task Force on Heroin and Other Drug Abuse:
2014 REPORT: CONFRONTING NEW JERSEY’S NEW DRUG PROBLEM: A STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS A BURGEONING HEROIN/OPIATE EPIDEMIC AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS:
 

Helpful Websites:

American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org

Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Unit: www.bcpo.net or 201-226-5521

Crisis Management Institute: www.cmionline.org

Ridgewood Municipal Alliance: www.ridgewoodmunicipalalliance.org
The site has information and resources on substance abuse and prevention, including sections on alcohol and drugs, tobacco products and local help resources, and links to recent news headlines regarding alcohol and drugs, and FAQs about Ridgewood’s underage drinking ordinance.