Grief and Trauma: Support and Resources

August 5, 2019
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Parents, please talk to your children, Students, talk to each other. “Just ask, just listen.” Every day ask the important questions below (click here for printable version):

1. Have you wished you were dead or wished you could go to sleep and not wake up?

2. Have you actually had any thoughts about killing yourself? If the loved one answers “yes” to question 2, ask questions 3, 4, 5 and 6. If the person answers “no” to question 2, go directly to question 6.

3. Have you thought about how you might do this?

4. Have you had any intention of acting on these thoughts of killing yourself, as opposed to you have the thoughts but you definitely would not act on them?

5. Have you started to work out or worked out the details of how to kill yourself? Do you intend to carry out this plan?

6. Always ask this question: In the past three months, have you done anything, started to do anything, or prepared to do anything to end your life?

Call for help if needed. In Broward County, dial 211 if you suspect any risk or Text “FL” to 741741.

 

Grief & Crisis Support
Broward County Schools Crisis Support (Resiliency Center)

Trauma Counseling

2-1-1 Broward

Tomorrow's Rainbow

The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Florida Blue/New Directions 24/7 Counseling Services

Center for the Study & Promotion of Communities, Families and Children

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools

South Florida Trauma Recovery Network

Professionals United For Parkland

Children's Bereavement Center

Parkland Cares

UCF Restores

Eagles' Haven

Bounce Back

Magellan Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-327-7451

Chrysalis Health (Broward Behavioral Health Coalition)
Kenjenique Johnson: (954) 587-1008 ext.1051
(Submit referrals to referrals@chrysalishealth.com)

Henderson Behavioral Health: Youth Emergency Services: (954) 677-3113 opt.3
Henderson Behavioral Health: Adult Mobile Crisis Response Team: (954) 463-0911

Memorial Hospital Walk-In Center 954-276-1285

Florida Behavioral Health Center 954-734-2000

MHA Seth Line 954-578-5640

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

CDC Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746

Downloadable Materials
Trauma Tips (English Spanish)
Broward Schools Trauma Tips
Broward Schools Trauma Tips 2
Helping Children Cope
Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief
Helping Youth After Community Violence
Helping Youth After a School Shooting
Helping Children Cope After a School Shooting
Helping Teens After a School Shooting (Spanish)
Talking to Children About Violence (Infographic)
Talking to Children About Violence (Portuguese)
Talking to Children About Violence (Spanish)


Other Resources
Shine MSD

The Summerspot (presented by Mobilizing MSD Alumni)

Talking To Youth about MSD (NBC News)

In June 2016, the CSC asked our partners at Tomorrow's Rainbow to help share information on how to talk to children about horrific events like the one that had just happened at The Pulse, in Orlando. Sadly, this information continues to be relevant.

IN THE NEWS:

Efforts Ongoing By Parkland Community To Educate Children And Keep Them Safe

Eagles’ Haven Health and Wellness Center Opens Its Doors

Parkland suicide deaths highlight long-term psychological impacts of mass shootings

Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky, Children Services Counsel Cindy Seltzer Discuss Suicide Prevention

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