Coping with Community Violence

Capital Area Human ServicesCoping with Community Violence

If you or someone you know needs assistance with dealing with the recent tragic events in Baton Rouge please call the Office of Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline at 866-310-7977.  Staff are available 24/7.


Online Resources and Publications:

Community Support for those impacted by Gun Violence

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Red Cross – Taking Care of Your Emotional Health after a Disaster

SAMHSA – Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress

NCTSN – Effects of Complex Trauma

SAMHSA – Coping Tips

NCTSN – Help Kids Cope

Helping Young Children Cope with Upsetting Events

Tips for Caregivers on Media

Responding to Caregiver Questions about Community Unrest

Do You Need Counseling?

Mental Health First Aid

Helping Others Cope In Times Of Tragedy

Psychological Impact of the Recent Events in Baton Rouge

Community Violence: Reactions & Actions in Dangerous Times (for teens)

Incidents of Mass Violence

Talking to Children about the Shooting

Promoting Mental Health in Children 8 and Under

Helping Young Children Cope After Exposure to a Traumatic Event

Effects of Traumatic Stress after Mass Violence, Terror, or Disaster

Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting



Media Coverage:

The Jim Engster Show – Dr. Jan Kasofsky & John Nosacka gives a mental health perspective on the tragedies that have occurred in Baton Rouge. 7/26/16

Baton Rouge Agency Offering Sessions On Processing Trauma 7/26/16

WAFB Healthline – Mental Health Professionals Offer Free Sessions to Help Cope with Tragedy 7/20/16

KPEL Mental Health Professional Provides Tips On Coping With Recent Police Shooting 7/19/16

WAFB Baton Rouge Community Support – Dr. Kasofsky and Dr. Udofa Speak on Recent Events 7/18/16

LPB Press Club – Capital Area Human Services 7/18/16

Baton Rouge Business Report – Limit Social Media & TV Use During Times of a Crisis 7/18/16

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