What Now? The Aftermath of a School Shooting

Updated May 18, 2018


shooting-title-imageToday’s deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School along with February’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has shaken our communities and made parents across the country concerned for the safety and well-being of their young students. While local law enforcement professionals and state authorities work to quickly piece together what led to this senseless attack, we recognize that shootings in the places where we live and learn can make it difficult for younger family members to feel secure away from home and for parents to know what else they can do to prepare children for the threat of violence.


In response to this tragedy, we have pulled together resources that will help you address what has happened. This post contains guides to help you or a loved one cope with traumatic experiences, and recommendations for aiding younger family members who may struggle to recover a sense of safety and security.


Alliance Work Partners – your Employee Assistance Program – reminds you that we are here for your employees. Violence and traumatic events affect each person differently. Whatever resource you are looking for – counseling, a group CISD for your organization, online resources, information to provide your workplace, or other needs – your EAP can provide or help locate the appropriate solution.


HelpNet | Your EAP Website

Log in using your unique username and password, then click the link below. You’ll find breaking news, tip sheets, and articles along with other valuable information.


Responding to Violent Events

1st time logging in? Please contact us via email for your Registration Code at AM@alliancewp.com.


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What Now? The Aftermath of a Shooting

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting | View PDF

How to Talk to Your Children About Difficult News | View PDF

Building Resilience | View PDF

AWP EAP | Responding to Trauma & Coping Strategies | View Online


Active Shooter Pocket Card | View PDF

An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms. Know what to do – keep this card handy as a reference tool.


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AWP Recorded Webinar: Workplace Violence Prevention

View Webinar

This recorded training includes important information to prevent violence in the workplace as well as information regarding what to do when there is an Active Shooter situation.


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Common Responses to Trauma & Coping Strategies

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Additional Resources | Coping

American Red Cross
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health After a Disaster (English) and (Spanish)


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Coping With a Traumatic Event

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coping With Disaster

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Understanding Child Traumatic Stress (English) and (Spanish)
Resources for Parents and Caregivers


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Traumatic Event:
A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers (.pdf)


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Survivors of Disaster and Violence
– Warning signs & information on psychological concerns after experiencing disaster and violence


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At Alliance Work Partners, the well-being of your employees and families, and the health of your organization, is our primary concern. As your Employee Assistance Program, our mission is to provide you with support, resources, consultation, education, on-site counseling and debriefings.


We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:


TDD 800-448-1823


We encourage you to circulate this newsletter to your management teams and employees as well as remind them to take advantage of the many resources available via your HelpNet Benefit / EAP Website.


Contact your Account Manager at AM@alliancewp.com for PDFs and/or additional topics | content | information.


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