Mass Shootings - Coping Resources


Coping Resources in Response to a Mass Violence Event

The recent mass violence event at three spas in the Atlanta area has evoked a range of emotions as well as an increased fear for safety by Asian-American communities. In response to this event, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. Resources include:

Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. The PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provides a quick reminder of the core actions. PFA Handouts include:

Available from the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center:

  • Transcend (mobile app to assist with recovery after mass violence)

Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press 2) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.