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10 Years After 9-11 Stress Trauma and Media Overload shares tips on how to deal effectively with the montage of media (print, TV, radio) that will focus on the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks and the flood of traumatic images, memories, and experiences that may evolve from remembering.
Creating a Safe Space in the Classroom is a handout for teachers with suggestions to consider for keeping students safe (mental health) during the commemoration of 9-11.
Suggestions for Talking about 9-11provides tips, suggestions, and examples for how to ‘start the conversation’ with children about the events of September 11, 2001.
The New School Year and September 11th 9-5-11 – helps adults (both parents and educators) find ways to talk to children about the words and images associated with 9-11.
Children and Disasters Provides information on disaster preparedness specifically designed to meet children's needs. (American Academy of Pediatrics)
National Conference on School SafetyOn October 10, 2006 the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice hosted a Conference on School Safety. Teachers, parents, administrators, law enforcement officials, and other experts discussed best practices and lessons learned about school safety at the conference.
The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime: The Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States Secret Service Safe School Initiative National Threat Assessment Center
Virginia Tech Report to the President
This report is based on discussions with educators, mental health experts, law enforcement and other key state and local officials from more than a dozen states. The report summarizes the findings and provides recommendations for how the Federal government can help avoid such tragedies in the future.
Virginia Tech Review Panel
The Virginia Tech Review Panel released their report on August 30, 2007. The Panel’s mission was to provide an independent, thorough, and objective incident review of the tragic event.