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Locating Resources Dealing with Trauma and Grief through the Santa Cruz Public Libraries

The Reference Staff of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are available to assist you in finding library materials in person or by phone at (831) 427-7713. Your questions will be treated professionally and confidentially. Many titles will be found under the Dewey call number 155.937. Through our Community Information Database, you will find a comprehensive list of agencies providing local human service resources.

Following are Internet links to other agencies that provide resources, research, and education:


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The site is intended to serve as a resource on child traumatic stress for professionals and the public. It is a federally funded network of independent grantees.

Danbury Library
In the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the librarians at Healthnet: Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network offer the following online resources to help you and your children talk about violence:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx
Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting
From the American Psychological Association

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/helping-children-and-adolescents- cope-with-violence-and-disasters-parents/how-parents-can-help.shtml
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do/How Parents Can Help
From the National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nctsn.org/nctsn_assets/pdfs/age_related_reactions.pdf
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/children_and_the_news
Children and the News
From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.aacap.org/galleries/default-file/Talking_to_kids_aurora_shooting.pdf
Tips for Talking to Children about the Aurora Shooting
From American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer? pagename=education_brochures_coping_unexpected_events
Coping With Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma
SEE SECTION: Helping and Talking with Children
From the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

GriefNet.org
Bibliographies arranged by grief-related topics

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
A non-sectarian, comprehensive program of counseling, education, research, consultation, grief camp, crisis response and volunteer support.