Tools for Resilience
We want to support our Girl Scout Community by offering some resources to assist in having these hard, but necessary conversations to help our girls heal from these continued tragedies. As they discover their strength in this healing process, we want to be here to help them rise to meet new challenges.
We know we do not have all the answers, but we pledge our commitment to navigating this path with you. We will continue to update these resources as circumstances change.
The following resources serve as a starting point for conversation and education.
Resources for Troop Leaders and Volunteers
Whether you're a parent/caregiver or Girl Scout troop leader, offering a safe space for your girl to talk about important issues is vital. Review these resources as you navigate discussions.
Highland Park Local Resources
- Coping after Mass Violence »
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after Mass Violence »
- An Age-by-Age Guide to Talking to Children About Mass Shootings »
- How to Help Your Child When Local or World News Is Grim »
- How to talk to kids about gun violence »
- 5 Tips for How to Talk to Children About School Shootings »
- Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Situations: Resources for Parents and Caregivers »
- Talking to Children about Mass Violence »
- Talking to Children when Scary Things Happen »
Resiliency Service Providers
Illinois Trauma Coalition »
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) »
Teen Line—Teen-to-teen hotline and community outreach program
available every night from 6-10 pm to help adolescents address their
problems in a confidential, anonymous and comfortable way
Text “TEEN” to 839863
Crisis Text Line—24/7 free support for those in crisis
Text “HELLO” to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—24/7 free and confidential
support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for
you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
800.273.TALK (8255) or 800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
Text to 800.273.TALK (8255) or 800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Information
Helpline—Information and referral services Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm
800.950.6264 or 312.563.0445 in Chicago
For resources on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please click here.