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Traumatic events can have a significant impact on the lives of people they affect. There is the initial impact of an event, as well as coping with the impact on those close to you, like friends, family, or children. There may also be the ongoing impact of dealing with trauma, the stress it causes, and its effects on your emotional health.
Taking positive action is important during times of trauma and crisis and can help you feel more in control of situations. The resources below provide information on coping with significant traumatic events including disasters and mass violence.
- Guide to Helping Children Cope after a Traumatic Event (PDF)
- Taking Care of Your Emotional Health after a Disaster (PDF)
- Tips for Survivors of a Disaster of Other Traumatic Event: Managing Stress (PDF)
- Article: What to Expect in the Wake of Mass Violence
ESP recently hosted an online live event to provide information on common responses to traumatic events, strategies for coping, and available resources for employees and their families. The Educational Crisis Management Briefing recording is now available.