School-Based Mass Violence Incidents: Addressing Student, Caregiver, and School Personnel Impact

May 25, 2023

This Sixth Virtual National Town Hall on Mass Violence was hosted by the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime.


Presentation Slides (pdf)


Resources (pdf)


Correction: the slides used during the webinar as seen in the recording contained an error on slide 60 about Parkland, Florida. $155,000 is the approximate median household income, not the average home price.

Key Takeaways

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Melissa Brymer

Have two separate teams in taking care of educators and students.

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Debra Howard-Burton

Advocate for students while they are in their most painful and traumatic time.

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Jason Dewar

Planning, practice, and partnership.

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Angie Moreland

Have open and continued conversations with children at developmentally appropriate levels.


Federal Resources

Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice (

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (Federal collaborative inter-agency website)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (


National Organizations and Resources

National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (

New York Life

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (

National Association of School Psychologists (

National Association of Secondary School Principals (

American School Counselor Association

American Psychological Association (

APA Resources for Coping with Shootings

Georgetown Well-Being in School Environments Center and the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network



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