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.
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office: Internet Safety For Our Children
American Academy of Pediatrics: Helping Children Avoid Being Bullied
US Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/
Teen Suicide Prevention
Crisis Management Institute: Understanding the Myths of Suicide
"Not My Kid" presentation on October 6, 2010 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
DVD by the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: "Not My Kid: What Every Parent Should Know"
American Academy of Pediatrics: Some Things You Should Know About Preventing Teen Suicide
American Academy of Pediatrics: What Are the Warning Signs of Suicide?
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide website: www.SPTSNJ.org
Crisis Management Institute: Parent Hand-Out on Adolescent Suicide
Grief Support to Children
American Academy of Pediatrics: Helping Children Cope with Death in the Family
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:
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.