Support for Las Vegas Tragedy

West CTA Community,

Below, find some resources shared by the Nevada Department of Education to assist in dealing with the recent tragedy in our city:

Disaster Distress Helpline:

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help coping with any issues and problems that might arise from tragedy and traumatic events. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the nationwide network of centers. Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services. The Disaster DistressHelpline is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline is confidential and multilingual, and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters, incidents of mass violence, or any other tragedy affecting America's communities.

The texting service also is available to Spanish speakers. Text "Hablanos" to 66746 for 24/7 emotional support.

TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517

American Academy of Pediatrics

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events:

Cómo hablar con los niños sobre las tragedias y otras malas noticias:

Responding to Children's Emotional Needs During Times of Crisis:

Respondiendo a las necesidades emocionales de los niños en momentos de crisis:

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals:

National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers:

Care for Caregivers:

Tips for Families and Educators:

Translated Safety and Crisis Resources (multiple languages):

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Incidents of Mass Violence (multiple links/resources):

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers:

Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event:

School Social Work Association of America

Crisis Response & Intervention: Responding to Tragedy:

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Community Violence (multiple links/resources):

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