Kristi House is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, our nation’s pre-eminent national source for child trauma. The NCTSN has put together best practice resources for helping parents with their children understand and cope with the incident, and their exposure to media about it.

These resources include tip sheets on:


 For Children and Families Who Were Injured:


The NCTSN also has resources on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. Many of our materials have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish. An online training course for PFA is available on our NCTSN Learning Center.

To access these resources and others, go to: and

Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University:


For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at



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