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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Telepsychiatry Resources

Telepsychiatry Toolkit, Coding for Telemedicine Services, Telepsychiatry Clinical Update, Telepsychiatry Guidelines & Policies, Clinical Practice Center
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How Parents can Help Children/Teens to Cope With Loss and Grief

The effect of age on children who are grieving and how to help them deal with their grief. How_Parents_Can_Help_Children-Teens_Cope_w_Loss-Grief
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How Can I Help my Child Deal with Loss and Grief?

A listing of various activities to assist a child in adjusting to loss. How_Can_I_Help_My_Child_Deal_wLoss_Grief
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Information for Parents on How to Help Your Child/Teen Cope with Stressful Events or Uncertainty

Signs of anxiety/stress and developmentally appropriate explanations. KYSS_Guide_Cope_with_Stress
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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

Assistance for schools in implementing a coordinated response to the suicide death of a student.
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Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Tips on how to help children deal with their anger and warning signs of emotional trauma.
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Death: Dealing with Crisis at School Practical Suggestions for Educators

Information for preparing in advance for a possible crisis, notifying parents, and suggested roles for various school personnel.
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A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope

Tips for parents, teachers, and schools when helping children cope after a national tragedy occurs.
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School Violence Prevention and Response

Listing of resources from NASP on providing support, response and recovery, violence prevention, and NASP school safety and crisis expertise.
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Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Tips from the American Psychological Association for parents to help children manage distress after school shootings.
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Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide

Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

From NIMH, a brochure with good advice for communities about how to talk to their kids about a terrible event. (pdf)