Unfortunately, there are tragic events that hit our countries, cities, and schools that drastically impact our families and students. Below are some resources to for you to use in times of need:
Updated: February 22, 2023
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*Crisis Support Community for International EducatorsISCA and Sea Change Mentoring have compiled a collection of resources based on the outpouring of support from our various contacts. With the generous support of counselors, practitioners, organizations and other support providers, the resources available at this link
represent our initial effort in establishing a comprehensive database that International Schools can use to connect with services in the face of a crisis.
We want to make sure that these resources reflect the diverse needs of ALL members of our community; please help us by sharing services and resources in this form.
Database of Providers for Crisis Response Services
Responding to School Shootings
Relevant and recent webinars on Crisis and Trauma Informed Care
Responding to Crisis, Death or Trauma
Discussing the Events in Ukraine
- *How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War, From: Common Sense Media
- *How to Talk To Your Kids About Ukraine, From: The New York Times
- *Talking to your Kids about War, From: Very Well Family
- *Helping Children Cope with Terrorism, From: National Association of School Psychologists
- *Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of elementary school children, From: American Psychological Association
- *Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of middle school children, From: American Psychological Association
- *Resources to Discuss the Events in Ukraine for Families and Educators, From: San Diego County Office of Education
- *Activities to Help Grieving Children, From: Happiful
- Teaching Ideas: Stand with Refugees from OXFAM
- Supporting Youth Affected by the War in Ukraine: Tips for Caregivers and Educators from NASP
- Witnessing War and Disaster from afar: How to prevent ‘remote exposure trauma’ in kids and teens. from Lea Waters
- A School Staff Guide for Supporting Students Impacted by the Crisis in Ukraine - from Sea Change Mentoring. A fantastic resource!
- How to talk to your Kids about Ukraine -New York Times
- How to Talks to Student about the Russia-Ukraine War -Edu Week
- Resources For Educators and Families to Discuss The Events in Ukraine with Students
- The Choices Program: Brown University--Lesson Resources
- Global Dimension Focus Topic: Russia- Ukraine.
Helpful Articles and Fact Sheets
- *Big Feelings Come and Go (for younger children), From: Canadian Centre for Child Protection
- *My Self-Care Plan: Primary Students (includes downloadable plan for your children to fill out), From: Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families
- *My Self-Care Plan: Secondary Students (includes downloadable plan for your children to fill out), From: Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families
- *Helping Your Students Cope with a Violent World, From: George Lucas Educational Foundation
- *Family Tip Sheet: 5 Pathways to Family Calmness, From: The Resilient Educator
- *How to Support Teens’ Mental Health During COVID and Beyond, From: The Greater Good, Berkeley
- *Worried About a Friend? Use Your E.D.G.E., From: Learning for Justice
- *Building Emotional Intelligence in Children, From: Hey Sigmund
- Disaster and Trauma Responses of Children - Fact sheet about how children respond to disaster and trauma from the American Counselor Association (ACA)
- Disaster and Trauma Responses on Parents from ACA
- Addressing Grief: Tips for Teachers and Administrators from NASP
- 1:1 Crisis Counseling - Fact sheet from ACA
- Helping Children Cope with Terrorism from NASP
- Recovery From Large-Scale Crises: Guidelines for Crisis Teams and Administrators from NASP
- Grief Counseling in a Digital World
- Culturally Competent Response to Crisis- Information for School Psychologists and Crisis Teams from NASP
- Coping with Traumatic Events from National Institute of Mental Health
- Help for Helpers - Caring for yourself while helping others
- Grief Handout - Some facts Psychologists know about grief from Psychological Services Center
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Traumatic Grief Education Materials
- Grief counseling - What is it?
- The high cost of human-made disasters from Counseling Today. The article focuses on the role of a counselor in restoring trust and control.
- Talking to children about death: A brief guide for parents from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Building Emotional Intelligence in Children: Talking About Sadness, Loss, and Grief from Hey Sigmund
- Activities to Help Grieving Children
If you have other resources to share or contribute to this section please email us or share your thoughts on our Forum page.