Trauma Resources

Thomas Fire & Montecito Mudslides Resources

The impact of the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides will endure for some time. If you are concerned about your well-being or the welfare of a friend or family member of any age and would like counseling and ongoing support, please contact us.

The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic provides individual, couple, and family therapy for people of all ages affected by the recent tragedies in our community. Counseling and psychotherapy services are offered on a sliding scale. Please call us at 805-893-8064.

A full list of Santa Barbara Post-Disaster Resources, including the links on this page and addresses and phone numbers of local agencies, is available from the link in this sentence.

The following community resources are immediately available:

Hospice of Santa Barbara is Offering a Community Gathering Space
Counselors are on hand to provide support in English and Spanish.

Thomas Fire and Storm Event Local Recovery and Assistance Center:

On Wednesday, January 17, the County will open a Local Recovery and Assistance Center to serve as a centralized, single point location for essential resources and services to help community members recover and rebuild. The Local Receovery and Assistance Center will initially be open January 17 to February 3, 2018 at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, 1 N Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara, 93103 during the hours of 11 a.m. - 6:30p.m. Monday - Friday, and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday. The Center is closed on Sunday.

Representatives from various local, state and federal agencies will provide counseling support, resource and hoursing assistance, information to aid in rebuilding, permitting hazardous materials clean-up, loss of business or employment, basic health and human services, and other topics.

For questions about the Local Recovery and Assistance Center, please call the January Storm Public Information Line at (833) 688-5551 or send a text message to (805) 699-0165.

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

NASP – Care for the Caregiver Resources
http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-sa...

NASP - Resources for parents are translated to Spanish and many other languages

Helping Children & Youth

Helping Children Recover from Trauma and Disaster

How to Talk to Children about Difficult News

Manage Flood-Related Distress by Building Resilience

Coping with Unconfirmed Death: Tips for Caregivers

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do
Ayudando a Niños y Adolescentes a Superar la Violencia y los Desastres: Que Pueden Hacer los Padres

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

Responding to the Needs of Children and Families Following Disaster

APA Advice for Those Affected by Disasters

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Behavioral Health Resources

Resources for Immediate Disaster Behavioral Health Response

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Recovery: After a Wildfire

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Recovery: After a Flood

PTSD

The National Institute of Mental Health: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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.

Hospice of SB Disaster Support

General Trauma Resources:

Parents and Teachers: