- A Guide for Families
- Coping in Stressful Times
- Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
- Psychological First Aid Basics
- Managing Intense Moments
- Students with insurance who wish to locate area mental health providers may use this search engine courtesy of Virginia Tech: www.search.ucc.vt.edu
- After Trauma Self Care Tips for Dealing with Stress
Those who were in the mall on Friday, April 12, 2013, qualify for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund which can assist with medical and mental health expenses as well as mileage to/from medical/counseling appointments related to recovery. Find more information here: http://www.cicf.state.va.us/.
Victims of crime may contact the VA Department of Criminal Justice Services INFO-Line at 1-888-887-3418 for assistance. The INFO-Line provides victims of crime with information and support. DCJS staff typically are available to answer the INFO-line Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Callers will be informed of their rights as victims under Virginia’s Crime Victim and Witness Rights Act and will receive additional information, support, and referrals to programs and resources in their communities.
- Information about the Virginia Crime Victims Bill of Rights
- The National Organization for Victim Assistance has helpful information and articles on victims’ issues and dealing with trauma.
- Local Clergy Available for Spiritual Counseling in the Aftermath of Tragedy