November 2007

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Disaster Recovery Resources for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

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SAMHSA's Fundamentals of Disaster Planning and Response (Webcast)

SAMHSA's Disaster Relief Information

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After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and TeachersAdobe Acrobat Document
Children respond to trauma in many different ways. This factsheet discusses the signs that are common at different ages to help parents and teachers recognize problems and respond appropriately.
A Guide for Older AdultsAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet includes information for older adults about common reactions to disaster.
After Disaster: What Teens Can DoAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet discusses common teenage reactions to disaster.
Age-specific Interventions at Home for Children in Trauma: From Preschool to AdolescenceAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet provides information for families about how to mitigate the effects of a disaster or trauma on preschoolers, elementary-age children, pre-adolescents, and adolescents.
Disaster Events and Services for Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health DisordersAdobe Acrobat Document
This tip sheet was developed by the SAMHSA Co-Occurring Center for Excellence to address disaster-related issues for persons with co-occurring disorders.
Handout: Alcohol, Medication, and Drug Use After DisasterAdobe Acrobat Document
This Psychological First Aid handout offers suggestions for avoiding increased use of alcohol, medications, and other drugs after a disaster, as well as tips on avoiding relapse for persons in recovery.
How to Help Children After a DisasterAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet provides tips for how to talk to children after a terrorist attack. It also includes active interventions for children and families who have been directly affected.
Mental Health Aspects of TerrorismAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet discusses the typical stress and grief reactions to terrorism. It includes talking and listening tips for effectively communicating with family and friends in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
Self-Care Tips for Emergency and Disaster Response WorkersAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet for emergency and disaster response workers discusses the normal reactions to a disaster, signs that one may need stress management assistance, and ways to help manage your stress.
After a Disaster: Self-Care Tips for Dealing with StressAdobe Acrobat Document
This factsheet provides information to help deal with stress following a disaster. It includes the signs and symptoms of stress, as well as ways to ease stress.