This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series installment addresses the need to include the care of domestic pets, service animals, and livestock in overall disaster plans. There is also guidance regarding disaster shelters for animals and information on coping with the loss of a pet. The collection includes an annotated bibliography, as well as a helpful links section, which includes information and links to organizations and agencies that address disaster-related preparedness and response activities for animal owners.
Resources are organized as follows:
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Care-Givers.
Immediate Disaster Response: Hurricane Sandy-Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS)
This installment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) focuses on first responders and, currently, Hurricane Sandy.