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Tips for Dealing with the Gulf Oil Spill

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Oil Spill Distress Helpline

Individuals affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill can call the new distress helpline to speak with trained staff in the Gulf Coast region. 1-800-985-5990

Tips for Parents and Teachers

Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster - A Guide for Parents and Educators
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Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster - Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents
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Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster - A Guide for Teachers and School Administrators
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Tips for the General Public

Tips for Coping with the Oil Spill Disaster - Managing Your Stress
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Tips for Dealing with Grief Due to the Oil Spill Disaster
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Tips for Emergency Response Workers

Tips for Oil Spill Disaster Response Workers - Possible Signs of Alcohol and Substance Abuse
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Tips for Oil Spill Disaster Response Workers - Managing and Preventing Stress for Managers and Workers
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Last updated: 02/10/2011

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