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Child Abuse Materials

Reporting Child Abuse-What it Means to be a Mandated Reporter​​​​

Frequently Asked Questions Reporting Child Abuse Neglect and Abandonment
Further information regarding child abuse and neglect can be obtained from the Florida Abuse Hotline Manual.
Child Abuse Prevention Sourcebook For Florida School Personnel: A Tool for Reporting Abuse and Supporting the Child  

Student Services Presentations and Resources​

Help Promote Hope 

This website is designed to be used by the Suicide Prevention Coordinating Council, school personnel, state agencies, community members, faith-based organizations, employers, and others as a resource for suicide prevention.
Florida is renowned nationally and internationally as a place to enjoy life. A leading destination of vacationers, retirees, and people seeking to build a better life for themselves, our state can be justly proud of its reputation for natural beauty, security, prosperity, opportunity, and a pleasant lifestyle. Despite these benefits, each year over two thousand of Florida's citizens take their own lives. This number is more than twice the number of people murdered and significantly higher than the number of HIV related deaths. Florida ranks second in the nation for the highest number of suicide fatalities and has the 13th highest suicide rate. Suicide is the state's 10th leading cause of death. 


Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Resources Web-based Resources

Resources for Schools and Educators ​

• Crisis Intervention Resources for School Personnel
• Mental Health Response to Mass Violence & Terrorism
• Debriefing: Guidelines for Working with Students After a Tragedy
• Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events
• Common Reactions After Trauma
• Guidelines for Working with Traumatized Children
• Helping Children Cope with Tragedy Related Anxiety
• Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children
• Comprehensive School Safety Recommendations
• Helping Children Cope With Crisis: Care for Caregivers
• Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Teachers and Parents
• Dealing with a Death in School
• Tips for School Administrators for Reinforcing School Safety
• Tips for Teachers/Parents Following School/Community Violence

Resources for Parents 

• Helping Children Cope with Violence: What Parents Can Do
• After the Trauma: Helping My Child Cope
• Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materials
• Common Reactions After Trauma
• Coping with Crisis: Helping Children with Special Needs
• Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After a Crisis Event ​
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