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Children's Support Resources - Children & Trauma
Professor Kay E. Vandergrift's Webpages For Those Interested in Literature For Children and Young Adults
http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/index.html
March 5, 2009
A website based in Rutgers University that examines many aspects of Children's literature and offers a section specific to 9/11 and children.

Addressing 9/11 in the Classroom
Learn About Emergency Preparedness in Schools
Find Resources to Help Teachers Understand the Effects of Trauma

Professor Kay E. Vandergrift's Webpages For Those Interested in Literature For Children and Young Adults
http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/index.html
March 5, 2009
A website based in Rutgers University that examines many aspects of Children's literature and offers a section specific to 9/11 and children.


Your child spends most of his or her young life in school. Make sure you know how schools and teachers approach 9/11 curriculum, the commemoration, emergency preparedness, and trauma.

 

ADDRESSING 9/11 IN THE CLASSROOMBack to Top

Former Gov. Kean talks with educators about teaching 9/11
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/07/former_gov_kean_talks_with_edu.html
July 3, 2008
Former Gov. Thomas Kean met today with New Jersey educators crafting a curriculum for teaching New Jersey's children about the attacks, sharing lessons learned from his experience as chairman of the national 9/11 commission. The setting was a conference kicking off a yearlong effort to develop curriculum and resources for teachers faced with a dual challenge of teaching the history and context of the terrorist attacks in communities that witnessed them.

Curriculum on 9/11 and Global Terrorism to be Tested in NJ Schools
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/new_jersey_is_part_of_plan_to.html
September 10, 2009
The idea for the curriculum began with the Families of September 11 and the effort includes the Liberty Science Center, the state Commission on Holocaust Education and about 20 New Jersey teachers. With guidance from the Commission on Holocaust Education -- which has written not just the state's Holocaust curriculum but also lessons on other acts of genocide -- teachers from around the state gathered several times over the last year to write dozens of lessons about terrorism for all grades. The curriculum cuts across many subjects, including social studies, history, language arts, art and music. Click on link to learn more.

The Tenth Commemoration: Talking With Children About the Issues of 9/11
http://ubhc.umdnj.edu/brti/tlc/guidelines/NewSchoolYear911.htm
July 26, 2011
The New School Year and September 11th Helping Children Navigate the Words and Images of 9/11, an article by Donna Gaffney, DNSc, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN Advisory Board, Families of September 11. Click on link to read article.

4 Action Initiative Releases Curriculum to Assist Educators in Teaching About Terrorism and 9/11
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/nj_to_release_911_curriculum_t.html
July 13, 2011
The 4 Action Initiative, a collaboration of Families of September11, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education and Liberty Science Center, will hold an event unveiling the curriculum, Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism and 9/11 in the Classroom. The curriculum will be made available to teachers throughout the nation prior to the 2011 - 2012 school year. Click on link to learn more.

Thirteen Online Education: Dealing with Tragedy Tips and resources for teachers and parents.
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/tips.html
January 10, 2012
To help cope with the effects of the horrific terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania, both as educators and as parents, Thirteen has compiled a list of tips and resources focused on helping children through these difficult times.

War, Terrorism and Our Classrooms
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/special_reports/sept11/16_02/sept162.shtml
January 10, 2012
This page provides links to every article in the Rethinking Schools special report, many of which are available as letter-size PDFs suitable for reproduction as classroom handouts.

 

LEARN ABOUT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS IN SCHOOLSBack to Top

Uncommon Sense, Uncommon Courage
http://rems.ed.gov/docs/UncommonSenseUncommonCourage_NYCSchools.pdf
How the New York City school system, its teachers, leadership and students responded to the terror of September 11
Learn how nine thousand students and staff were successfully evacuated from eight schools in close proximity to the former World Trade Center and how one million students were successfully reunited with their loved ones. This comprehensive report was prepared by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Mailman School for Public Health at Columbia University. Former FOS11 Board member Gregory Thomas and Director for the Program of School Preparedness and Planning contributed to and wrote the foreword to this important report.
Uncommon Sense, Uncommon Courage

 

FIND RESOURCES TO HELP TEACHERS UNDERSTAND THE EFFECTS OF TRAUMABack to Top

Support for Students Exposed to Trauma: The SSET Program
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2009/RAND_TR675.pdf
June 30, 2009
Exposure to community and interpersonal violence is a public health crisis and adversely affects many children in our country and in our communities. Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) is a series of ten support groups that use a structured approach to reduce distress resulting from exposure to violence. It was designed to be implemented by teachers or school counselors who have an interest in the mental health of their students and have good rapport with their students.

A Guide for Schools After Disaster Strikes
http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2006/RAND_TR413.pdf
January 11, 2012
The RAND Corporation has just issued the a guide that shows how to provide school-based mental health programs for students exposed to violence, natural disasters and other traumatic events. "How Schools Can Help Students Recover From Traumatic Experiences: A Tool-Kit for Supporting Long-Term Recovery" enables schools to help students displaced by natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and moves beyond the short-term responses typically taken by schools after disasters strikes.

National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/svc/alpha/s/school-crisis/
November 12, 2010
The staff of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement collaborate with professional organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies and community groups to further help students, staff and families at times of crisis and loss. The Center was created to: Promote an appreciation of the role schools can serve to support students, staff and families at times of crisis and loss; Enhance the training of individuals in school-related professional education programs in the areas of crisis and loss; Link efforts to provide trauma-related and bereavement support services within school settings; Collaborate with professional organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies and community groups to further help students, staff and families at times of crisis and loss; and, Serve as a resource for information, training materials, consultation and technical assistance for school systems, professional training programs, professional organizations, governmental and non-governmental agencies, communities, children's groups and projects in the areas of crisis and loss.
Click here to learn more and to participate in the NCSCB Survey

National Association of School Psychologists
http://www.nasponline.org
Research 9/11 memorial activities and materials.
This organization provides a variety of resources for parents, schools, and mental health professionals.

 

Families of September 11 is able to bring you these informative Children of September 11 web pages as a result of a generous grant from the National Philanthropic Trust/September 11 Children's Fund. For more information on the National Philanthropic Trust, please visit the website at: www.nptrust.org. For more information on the September 11 Children’s Fund, please visit the website at www.september11childrensfund.com.

© 2007 Families of September 11, Inc. CHILDREN OF SEPTEMBER 11 is a trademark of Families of September 11, Inc. and the Flame Design is a registered trademark of Families of September 11, Inc. The images on the Site are exclusively for use by Families of September 11, Inc. The Site is maintained by etimes3 and hosted by ColoSpace. This project was supported by a September 11 recovery grant from the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund.