Crisis Support & Resources
Resources and support related to the current MSU crisis
In light of the tragic events that took place in our Spartan community on the evening of February 13th, below is a listing of support resources for our community members.
- EAP counselors are providing individual counseling sessions to MSU staff, faculty, graduate assistants, retirees, and the insurance eligible dependents of these groups. To learn more about our scheduling process please visit: https://eap.msu.edu/resources/scheduling-with-the-eap. Please note that student employees are not eligible for our services and will be directed to MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Services.
- CAPS services for students are located in Olin Health Center, with drop in appointments available until 4:30 p.m.
- MSU also has an online referral system, ThrivingCampus. Many community providers have updated their information to show their current availability and if they are available for crisis response. ThrivingCampus allows users to select the options they are specifically looking for and will provide a list of providers for you to contact for services. Please note these providers are separate from the EAP benefit and services will be the financial responsibility of the user.
- Spartan Resilience Training Program is offering Reflect and Connect Sessions for MSU faculty, staff, and graduate students. Additional information and registration can be found here.
- EAP Facebook Page
- CAPS Crisis Support and Updates
- MSU Campus Safety Information
- MSU Supportive Resources and FAQs
- WorkLife Office
- Coping After Mass Violence (NCTSN)
- Managing Your distress in the aftermath of a shooting (APA)
- Psychological Impact of Mass Violence (NCTSN)
- Tips for Survivors: Coping with Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event (SAMHSA)
Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Assistants
- College Students: Coping after the Recent Shooting (NCTSN)
- Crisis Resources for Employees
- Dealing with the Aftermath of Tragedy in the Classroom (MSU)
- Faculty and Staff Session with Dr. Jim Henry, PhD - Responding to the tragic events at MSU
- Guidance to Support Faculty and Staff Targeted by Online Attacks (MSU)
- Staff Tips for Talking to Students in Crisis
- Teaching After a Crisis
Resources for Parents
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event (NCTSN)
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal (NCTSN)
- Guidelines: Talking to Kids (schoolcrisiscenter.org)
- Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News (WKAR)
- Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (NCTSN)
- Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (NCTSN)
- Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (NCTSN)
- How to Talk with Kids about Tragedies & Other Traumatic News Events (healthychildren.org)
- I Don't Know How to Address Worries About My Child's Safety at School (NCTSN)
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After Mass Violence (NCTSN)
- Talking to Children About Mass Violence (NCTSN)
- Talking to Children When Scary Things Happen (NCTSN)
- Tips for Parents on Media Coverage (NCTSN)
- When Something Scary Happens (WKAR)
last updated 3.7.2023 - nmm