Chartiers Center joins with the Greater Pittsburgh community to recognize that together we are “Stronger Than Hate.” Our thoughts continue to be with all those touched by the events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
Joining with the Greater Pittsburgh community, Chartiers Center shares in the sorrow of the events at the Tree of Life synagogue. As friends of Chartiers Center we wanted to share the following resources for individuals, children and families who may be looking for support during this most difficult time. Please pass along to those in need.
Resources in Response to the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
In response to the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include tip sheets on:
- Talking to Children about Hate Crimes and Anti-Semitism
- The Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
- Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
- Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
- Guiding Adults in Talking to Children About Death and Attending Services
The NCTSN also has resources on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. A training course for PFA is available on NCTSN Learning Center, as well as a Childhood Traumatic Grief Speaker Series. PFA Mobile is an app that can be accessed for free for Apple mobile devices.
Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University: