COMMUNITY VIOLENCE RESOURCES
Creating Safe Spaces to Talk About Violence, Trauma, Coping & Recovery
After surviving or witnessing a traumatic event, survivors will experience a range of emotions, from grief to depression to anger. While these reactions are common, that doesn’t mean they should be ignored or that survivors should be left to suffer in silence. It’s important to be able to recognize the signs of grief after community violence takes place and to learn ways to help affected individuals cope.
These resources were created with the hope that they can support the creation of safe spaces in which violence, trauma, coping and recovery can be discussed in a healthy manner. Oftentimes, the full extent of a tragedy is not felt for days, weeks, even months after the event, and it’s important to keep the channels of communication open as grief is processed. No matter the type of violence your community has experienced, we hope these resources offer a small measure of support as you come together and begin to heal.
Ways to Cope with Grief After Community Violence
Download this guide to learn how to cope with grief after community violence, including how to talk to children about trauma, recognize signs of grief and more.
Free Virtual Toolkit
Toolkit: Recovery Plan for Schools After Violence
Download this virtual toolkit to access resources, guidelines and tools that can help you develop a recovery plan tailored specifically to your school’s staff and students following a traumatic incident.
FREE CHECKLIST & GUIDE
Talking to Children About Violence
This comprehensive guide and useful checklist will provide important tools when talking to children after a violent incident.
Educators & Parents: Talking to Children About Trauma
One out of every four school-aged children has been exposed to trauma that can negatively impact learning and/or behavior, according to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Download this guide for tips on talking to children about trauma.
Navigate360 Is Here for You
While we all wish it wasn’t the case, violent critical incidents can and do happen. As you process the aftermath of being involved in a situation like this, know that Navigate360 is here for any additional support and resources you may need. Contact us to learn more about how our experts and solutions can help your school and your community move forward and heal.