Assisting Children and Adults Through Traumatic Situations
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 If you find an outdated link, please send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.
Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal With Terrorism and Other Tragic
Department of Education
Resources for Coping with Tragedy
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.
History and Ourselves
Examining History and Human Behavior
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.
Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Terrorism and Children
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
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
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.
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.
- Tolerance in Times of Trial
Lesson plan for middle and high school students
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.
and Work Institute
9/11 As History- A collection of lesson plans and tips for teachers and
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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