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Crisis Resources for Parents


The following information has been gathered by The Michigan Department of Education. These resources might be useful in discussion with your children:

Detroit Public Television and other local PBS stations are working together to bring trusted, helpful information today and in the days to come.

Resources include:

PBS Parents website has detailed information about how children of different ages perceive and respond to upsetting events. You'll find suggestions for helping your child talk about their feelings, as well as strategies to address their fears.

Mr. Rogers discussion with parents on scary news. You can view a short video featuring him in either English or Spanish. Click here.

We suggest this video, from the fall of 2011. Keeping kids safe going to and from school is the topic of this interview, which aired on DPTV in August, featuring DPS Police Chief Roderic Grimes.  

And for a deeper look into teen violence and suicide, a documentary PBS aired called a Cry for Help, has a website with links to a number of resources.

Major State and Federal Resources

Michigan Department of Education's Safe School web site.

U.S. Department of Education bulletin from Secretary Duncan sent at 12/17/2012.

Helping Youth and Children Recover from Traumatic Events from the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center.

National Institute of Mental Health - Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts.

American Association of Pediatrics - Children, Terrorism & Disasters. Includes information about biological, chemical, and nuclear agents, as well as information about the psychological aspects of disasters.

Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools - The US Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools is the federal government's primary vehicle for reducing drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, and violence, through education and prevention activities in our nation's schools. Includes current news, publications, and information about funding opportunities.