Reviewed Disasters Information Links
(viewing 1 - 3 of 3)Disaster Mental Health
This website provides information about disaster mental health (DMH) concepts, techniques, disaster preparedness, and about volunteering with the American Red Cross DMH team. The site includes detailed material on phases of response to disaster, typical reactions to traumatic events, defusing and debriefing techniques, self-care tips that can help victims and relief workers, and planning checklists to help manage relief operations. The site's information is also helpful to those processing other non-disaster traumatic life events (e.g., serious accidents, sudden loss of family, friends, or pets, health crises, and crime victimization) covering loss, grief, and bereavement. There is an extensive bibliography available as well.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. In addition to a toll-free, multilingual, and confidential phone service, the website also provides a collection of resources and articles that provide information and coping strategies.
Helping Children Cope With Terrorism - Tips for Families and Educators
This PDF handout provides parents and teachers with information on how to help children feel safe and secure in the face of fears surrounding current events.