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The NCSCB provides free immediate technical assistance and training to schools and communities that are responding to crises, with a focus on supporting their students, both short-term and throughout long-term recovery. Our toll-free number is answered 24 hours a day.

If your school is experiencing a crisis, please contact the Center now at
1-877-53-NCSCB (1-877-536-2722) or helpnow@schoolcrisiscenter.org.

The resources and guides below may also be of assistance.

Resources and Guides

  • Guide: Talking to Children about Terrorist Attacks

    Insight and suggestions for how to talk to children about tragic events such as shootings and terrorist attacks.

  • Guide: After a Loved One Dies

    Guidance for parents and other caring adults on how to support grieving children, available in English, Japanese and Spanish.

  • Guide: Responding to Death

    Designed to help school administrators, teachers, and crisis team members respond to the needs of students and staff after a loss.

  • Guide: Responding to Suicide

    Designed to help school administrators, teachers, and crisis team members respond to the needs of students and staff after a suicide has impacted the school environment.

  • Psychological First Aid: After Natural Disaster

    Practical advice for parents and other caregivers on the three steps of psychological first aid.

  • Psychological First Aid: Students & Teachers

    A five-step crisis response strategy designed to be used by educators and other school staff.

  • Notification Templates

    For use with our guides for responding to the death of a student or school staff member, and/or suicide.