Educational Resources on Coping with Disaster
Learning about the impact of a disaster on emotional well-being is extremely helpful. Many responses are normal and to be expected. How we manage those responses can help or hinder recovery.
National Association of School Psychologists – Handouts for Teachers, Parents, Professionals
Helping Children & Youth
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do
Ayudando a Niños y Adolescentes a Superar la Violencia y los Desastres: Que Pueden Hacer los Miembros de la Comunidad
Disaster Mental Health
Resources for Training in Psychological First Aid & Community Disaster Response
How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster: A Manual for Planning and Action (Society for Community Research and Action)
Promising Practices for Disaster Behavioral Health Response and Recovery (The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)
Featuring online training, manuals, and guidebooks: a) Psychological First Aid, b) Psychological First Aid for Schools, c) Skills for Psychological Recovery.
General Trauma Resources:
Parents and Teachers:
- Principal's Research Review, Nov 2013, Role of Schools in Supporting Traumatized Students
- Identifying Severely Traumatized Children: Tips for Parents and Educators
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers