Through an interdisciplinary team of medical, mental health, and school professionals, the NCSCB provides:

  • Confidential on-site and remote technical assistance and consultation for K-12 school leadership and school professionals
  • Practical and timely advice via a 24/7 toll-free number and via email
  • Ongoing support in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and throughout the long-term recovery period
  • Educational resources and crisis management tools
  • School staff training and community presentations, as well as professional development for a range of professional audiences.
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“The NCSCB proved to be the most valuable of resources for the recovery
efforts in our schools [after a deadly school shooting in 2014]…
If I only had one piece of advice for schools experiencing such a crisis, it
would be to make giving a call to the NCSCB their first priority.”

Joshua WebbFormer Director of Counseling, Marysville (Washington) School District

“Patiently walked me through the process, supplied wonderful support
materials, and even helped draft initial letters to staff and parents
[after the sudden death of a school staff member in 2016]. Our community
would have suffered far more without [the NCSCB’s] support.”

Lee ThomsenHead of School, Sacramento (California) Country Day School

“The NCSCB was absolutely essential in assisting us in handling
the aftermath of the crisis [2012 movie theater shooting] so our
community could recover as quickly as possible.”

John BarryFormer Superintendent, Aurora (Colorado) Public Schools

“[The NCSCB] generously assisted us by spending three days with
our impacted faculties as well as the district leadership team
[after the 2016 Smoky Mountains wildfires]… and provided
meaningful help at a pivotal moment in our recovery!”

Debra Ann Cline, Ed.D.Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Sevier County (Tennessee) School System

“After a series of student suicides, my staff was paralyzed with guilt that they had missed something or somehow could have prevented the student deaths. It was so freeing to learn from NCSCB that unfounded guilt and blame almost always accompany such loss, and that even with all of the best precautions in place, it does not guarantee against loss. After this, I saw healing begin to take place and teachers reaching out to support one another.”

Mike GallagherPrincipal, Kamiak High School (Washington State)