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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the
Johns Hopkins Center on School, Family and Community Partnerships


Students in Emotional Crisis

* The American Academy of Pediatrics has information for teachers, parents, and health professionals. It has information on a variety of health and development topics including reducing stress and coping with adversity.

* The Nemours Foundation’s KidsHealth websites provide information about a variety of topics including “Dealing with Feelings” from the perspective of children, adolescents, and parents. Specific topics include dealing with bullying, stress, anger, and fear, and helping friends through the loss of a family member.

* The National Institute of Mental Health has information and resources to help children in crisis, including information on children coping with violence and trauma.

  * The Johns Hopkins’ Center for Adolescent Health produced Confronting Teen Stress – 30-, 60- and 120-minute training modules with specific objectives offering information and activities for understanding, addressing and reducing teen stress. For more information on this program, call 410-614-3953 or email Layne HHumphrey at

Dealing with Trauma or Grief

* The NY Child Study Center has numerous resources for helping children cope with trauma or death.
- An excellent resource is Dr. Robin Goodman’s guide to "Caring for Kids after Trauma, Disaster, and Death." 

* The Children's Grief Education Association is dedicated to serving the needs of grieving children and families and to providing education and support to those who serve them.

* Comfort Zone Camp, a fun and safe place for grieving children, is the nation's largest bereavement camp for children who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Camps are held in Richmond, Virginia, and are open to all grieving children from across the country.


* Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE

* The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a collaborative effort of SAMHSA, CDC, NIH, HRSA, and IHS has information and policy and funding resources.

* The Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) aims to educate the public about suicide, as well as provide resources for those affected by suicide. 

* The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center has a section on teen suicide prevention.

War or Military Related

* The Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network has resources for parents, teachers, and family support professionals in times of war.

* SOFAR (Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists) is a project of the Psychoanalytic Couple and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE) in partnership with the American Psychological Association and other participating organizations.

* National Military Family Association's Fact Sheet for Wounded or Injured Servicemembers and their Families on resources to assist the family.

* The National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder website has a guide for families.

* Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, Inc. (TAPS) is a national non-profit organization made up of, and providing services to, all those who have lost a loved one while serving in any branch of the Armed Forces -- Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Reserves, Service Academies or the Coast Guard.

* The site was established to provide support to brothers and sisters who have lost their loved one in combat while serving their Country.


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Baltimore, Maryland 21205