In Light of the Tragic Events of October 1: A Message from the UNLV College of Education

We are deeply saddened by last night’s events on the Las Vegas Strip. Our thoughts are with all of the victims, their families, and all those affected by this unthinkable tragedy.

Resiliency comes from coming together and building connection. Know that you are not alone at this time, and there are people and resources available to help you. In addition to University-wide efforts, the College of Education has mobilized experienced and in-training counselors to support those in connection to last night’s incident, including our students, faculty, and Las Vegas community:

Counseling Services & Student Support

  • The Education Student Services Center (ESSC) will be open for students from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to provide a safe space for students seeking solace. In-training and practicing counselors will be available to provide support for those in need.
    Location: Carlson Education Building (CEB), Room 118
    Phone: 702-895-1537 
  • The PRACTICE, an on-campus mental health clinic located within the College of Education, is offering drop-in crisis counseling to those in immediate need at no cost.
    Location: Carlson Education Building (CEB), Room 226
    Phone: 702-895-1530
  • Drop-in counseling is available until 6 p.m. in the Health Education Room at the UNLV Student Wellness Center.

Missing Person Reports
For families looking to locate loved ones, call 1-866-535-5654.

To our partner organizations and community: Should your agency need assistance in regards to counselors or counseling/coping resources, please contact the College of Education Dean’s Office at 702-895-3375—we are happy to assist in providing the services and assistance you require.

Online Resources for Coping with Trauma
On behalf of the Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research at The PRACTICE, Noelle Lefforge, we have compiled a list of resources that can be of use:

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Many parents are struggling to help their kids through these events and may be wondering what to do. Here are helpful resources: