Online Resources for Kids and Families About Violence

This resource list has been compiled by New York State Youth Services Librarians with the help of community partners. For books to share, please visit your local library and the Monroe County Library System Overdrive site for a list of books to inspire resilience in children.

Organizations & Lists of Resources

Also see NCTSN list below.

Articles & Individual Resources

Miscellaneous & Book Lists

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resource List

In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:

Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA) | En Español intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card | En Español provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center.

Additional PFA resources for schools include:

From the National Association of School Psychologist

From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.