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Resources for Helping Youth and Children Cope with Disaster
Resources for parents, teachers, mental health professionals, and first responders, compiled by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
Traumatic Grief Fact Sheets for parents:
For Mental Health Professionals:
Working with Firefighters and Other First Responders www.helping-heroes.org (9-hour e-learning course)
Using TF-CBT with childhood traumatic grief http://ctg.musc.edu (6-hour e-learning course)
For Responders Who are Being Activated:
PFA Online (6-hour e-learning course)
PFA Mobile (mobile app downloadable on ITunes)
Resources for Children, Parents, and Educators from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series installment focuses on the reactions and mental health needs of children and youth after a disaster and contains resources from both the child trauma and disaster behavioral health fields. The collection includes an annotated bibliography and a section with helpful links to organizations, agencies, and other resources that address disaster preparedness and response issues surrounding children and youth.
This tip sheet helps parents, caregivers, and teachers to recognize and address stress responses in children and youth affected by traumatic events such as automobile accidents and disasters. It describes stress reactions that are commonly seen in young trauma survivors from various age groups and offers tips on how to help as well as resources.
The goal of this 60-minute podcast is to assist disaster behavioral health responders in providing culturally aware and appropriate disaster behavioral health services for children, youth, and families impacted by natural and human-caused disasters. Featured speakers include April Naturale, Ph.D., of SAMHSA DTAC and Russell T. Jones, Ph.D., of Virginia Tech University.
This booklet includes resources for people working with children after a disaster. It covers child development theories in relation to how youth respond emotionally to disasters. It also features suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide.