Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events
September 2005

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U.S. Department of Education
Margaret Spellings

September 2005

This book is in the public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint this publication is not necessary, the citation should be: U.S. Department of Education, Tips for Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events, Washington, D.C., 2005.

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The Department of Education would like to express its appreciation to all those who contributed to the development and review of this document, especially Cheri Lovre, Crisis Management Institute, Portland, Ore.; the National Association of School Psychologists; the American School Counselors Association; and the staff of the Center for Mental Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services.


The information in this document is provided only as a resource that readers may find helpful and use at their option. The information does not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Education.

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