Crisis, Trauma & Violence

Web Resources


Coping with disaster
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s web site offers tips for educators on how to help children who have endured trauma or a disaster.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement 
The Center published the Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff to help school staff and administrators respond to a loss associated with their school.

American Psychological Association
The APA provides information on trauma and violence including how to cope with trauma, how to recognize signs of violence, links to current news articles, and recommended books.

The Child Trauma Institute 
The Institute promotes the healing and healthy development of children and adolescents who have experienced trauma or loss. The site has information on assessments, treatments, and research studies.

David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages
Dr. Baldwin is a licensed psychologist whose expertise is in the treatment of emotional trauma and post traumatic stress disorder. He has compiled a comprehensive collection of resources including information on trauma and articles.

National Association of School Psychologists 
NASP provides resources for schools on school safety, violence prevention, crisis response, and trauma.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
This web site has information on different types of trauma as well as resources for educators, a tool kit, and an informative newsletter.

Journal Research Articles


CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies.  Instead, our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted.  It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.


Evaluating a Gender Transformative Violence Prevention Program for Middle School Boys: A Pilot Study

Banyard, V. L., Edwards, K. M., Rizzo, A. J., Theodores, M., Tardiff, R., Lee, K., & Greenberg, P. (2019). Evaluating a gender transformative violence prevention program for middle school boys: A pilot study. Children and Youth Services Review, 101, 165-173. 

A Qualitative Investigation of Averted School Shooting Rampages 
Daniels, J. A., Volungis, A., Pshenishny, E., Gandhi, P., Winkler, A., Cramer, D. P., & Bradley, M. C. (2010). A qualitative investigation of averted school shooting rampages. The Counseling Psychologist, 38(1), 69-95. 
Abstract and Journal Access

Study of a Violence Prevention Program in Prekindergarten Classrooms 
Allen, S. F. (2009). A study of a violence prevention program in prekindergarten classrooms. Children & Schools, 31(3), 177-187.
Abstract and Journal Access

Support for Students Exposed to Trauma: A Pilot Study

Jaycox, L. H., Langley, A. K., Stein, B. D., Wong, M., Sharma, P., Scott, M., & Schonlau, M. (2009). Support for students exposed to trauma: A pilot study. School mental health, 1(2), 49-60.

Abstract and PDF

School Violence: Associations with Control, Security/Enforcement, Educational/Therapeutic Approaches, and Demographic Factors
Nickerson, A. B., & Martens, M. P. (2008). School violence: Associations with control, security/enforcement, educational/therapeutic approaches, and demographic factors. School Psychology Review, 37(2), 228-243. 
Abstract and Journal Access

A Mental Health Intervention for Schoolchildren Exposed to Violence: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Stein, B. D., Jaycox, L. H., Kataoka, S. H., Wong, M., Tu, W., Elliott, M. N., & Fink, A. (2003). A mental health intervention for schoolchildren exposed to violence: A randomized controlled trial. Jama, 290(5), 603-611.

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A School-Based Mental Health Program for Traumatized Latino Immigrant Children

Kataoka, S. H., Stein, B. D., Jaycox, L. H., Wong, M., Escudero, P., Tu, W., ... & Fink, A. (2003). A school-based mental health program for traumatized Latino immigrant children. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 42(3), 311-318.

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Curriculum Materials


What Works Clearinghouse - Too Good for Violence
The Institute of Education Sciences has found the Too Good for Violence intervention to show potentially positive effects.

Bibliotherapy Suggestions


Coloroso, B. (2009). The bully, the bullied, and the bystander: From preschool to high school--how parents and teachers can help                  break the cycle (Rev. ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J. W. (2008). Bullying beyond the schoolyard: preventing and responding to cyberbullying. Thousand Oaks,            CA: Corwin.

Schmidt, F. (1994). Mediation: Getting to win win! Student handbook. Miami, FL: Peace Education Foundation.