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Trauma/Grief /Suicide Prevention Resources

Trauma, Grief and Suicide Prevention Resources

Smithville ISD is providing informational resources for parents and caregivers to talk to their children about grief and trauma. Also, comprehensive information on suicide prevention and intervention is available. School counselors are available to address your questions and concerns, please contact your campus directly to request these services for your child as needed.

Campus Counselors

High School: Sarah Vinklarek
Junior High: Stacy Campbell
Smithville Elementary: Nikki Williams



The Parents Trauma Resource Center is an excellent tool for parents and caregivers to easily find detailed information about grief and trauma. Included in this site are:
  • Information describing typical grief and trauma reactions and the difference between the two.
  • Ways parents can help their child, as well as help themselves.
  • Ways to deal with specific concerns, like behavioral problems, sexual abuse, war, terrorism, and more.
  • Specific information for all age groups – infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.
  • Specific detailed activities for parents to use to engage their children and to help calm their anxieties.
  • Recommended books and resources on grief and trauma.
  • Helpful links to other websites for specific information

Link to the website: http://tlcinstitute.org/PTRCtrauma.html

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS IN HELPING STUDENTS RECOVER AFTER A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE

▪ Tips for Parents and Teachers From the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) on Helping Children Cope

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx


▪ Kübler Ross Stages of Grief: The five stages of grief explained with information helpful in understanding how individuals experience the process. Download Link: File:Kubler Ross Stages of Grief


▪ Tips for helping Children and Youth Cope After a Traumatic Event from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Tips-for-Talking-With-and-Helping-Children-and-Youth-Cope-After-a-Disaster-or-Traumatic-Event/SMA12-4732


SUICIDE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION RESOURCES
▪ Suicide Prevention is Everybody's Business: a copy of the presentation by Merily Kellar, Texas Suicide Prevention Council, from December 2013. The comprehensive presentation provides data on what we know about suicide, risk factors, warning signs, protective measures, and the 3-steps to intervention. Download Link: File: Dec 2013- Smithville Prevention Postvention.pdf

Texas Suicide Support Groups - Austin
Austin Survivors of Suicide
6507 Woodcrest Dr., Austin, TX 78759
Contact: Linda Davis, 512-560-6115 / 2005lindadavis@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.sos-austin.com
Meeting Place: St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Suite C, Austin, TX 78758
Meeting Times: First and third Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8 pm
Facilitated by peers, no charge
Counties Served: All are welcome

For the Love of Christi - Loss of Loved Ones to Homicide and Suicide / Violent Crime Victims
2306 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX 78756
Christi Center: 512-467-2600
Email: for_love_Christi@yahoo.com
Meeting Place: Christi Center Annex at the Hancock address, above
Meeting Time: Please call for details
Facilitated by staff and peers, no charge
Counties Served: All are welcome, newsletter available