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After the storm: A guide to help children cope with the psychological effects of a hurricane - Dippity, Inc.
Multiple audiences can use this activity book, which contains information, activities, and strategies to help children cope with their reactions and feelings resulting from a hurricane and its aftermath. The material is designed for use with children ages 6-12, but much of the information and many of its activities can be adapted for use with older and younger children. [Authors: La Greca, A. M., Sevin, S. W., & Sevin, E. L.]
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
AACAP is, according to its website, a "national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families" affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders. At its website, AACAP provides several fact sheets on talking to children about disasters.
American School Counselor Association - American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
According to its website, ASCA "supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social, and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications, and other resources, as well as research and advocacy, to more than 29,000 professional school counselors around the globe."
Autism and emergency preparedness: Tips and information for emergency shelter staff and trainers - Debbaudt Legacy Productions
This fact sheet provides tips and options on how to safely and effectively interact with individuals with autism, their family members, and care providers. Click on the link labeled "Disaster Preparedness (PDF)" to access the file. Included is a definition of autism, possible characteristics of those with autism, methods of communication, and tips for how best to handle autistic persons in shelters. [Author: Debbaudt, D.]
Autism emergency contact form - Debbaudt Legacy Productions
The contact form includes information that is necessary and helpful for first responders and health care professionals working with people with autism during emergencies. Click on the link in the right sidebar of the web page to access the form. It includes, among other things, places to provide the name of the person with autism; the person's method of communication, if the method is nonverbal; and current prescriptions.
Can Do and the storm: A story about new beginnings - Can Do Duck Publishing
This coloring book was written for children affected by hurricanes. It tells the story of Can Do the duck and his friends who have to leave their pond because of a hurricane. It is designed to help children to think about and share their feelings regarding frightening events they have experienced.
Children needing extra help: Guidelines for mental health providers - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (DO NOT USE; USE ENTRY WITH ACRONYM)
This document provides information regarding what should be considered when treating a child, such as the child's developmental level, anger management skills, etc.
Child Study Center, New York University Langone Medical Center - New York University, School of Medicine, Child Study Center
At its website, the Child Study Center at New York University identifies its mission as "to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders by eliminating the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder, conducting research and disseminating scientific findings to improve the practices of professionals serving children, and influencing child-related public policy."
Culturally competent crisis response: Information for school psychologists and crisis teams - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
This fact sheet provides information on the importance of cultural competence for school psychologists and disaster response crisis teams. It briefly explains how to develop culturally competent plans, the roles of a crisis team, how and when to disseminate information to communities following a disaster, and tips on how to provide culturally and linguistically competent services following a disaster.
Disaster preparedness for children with special nutrition needs - Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington
This document addresses the extra steps that families of children with special nutritional needs must take to prepare for disasters. It includes a full checklist to help families prepare for disasters when a child with special nutritional needs is involved. [Authors: Owen, R. J., & Feucht, S.]
Emergency preparedness - plan and prepare - American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has many disaster preparedness and response publications designed for children and adolescents. Tips and resources on how to prepare a home and family for disasters as well as information regarding disaster preparedness for students and schools can be located within this website.
Facts for families: Talking to children about terrorism and war - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
This tip sheet provides valuable information on how to listen to children, answer their questions, and provide them support when discussing terrorism and war. It gives parents the skills to help their children feel more secure and to understand the world in which they live.
Healing after trauma skills (H.A.T.S.): A manual for professionals, teachers, and families working with children after trauma and disasters - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This activity manual is designed for use primarily with children in prekindergarten through elementary school and early middle school grades who have experienced trauma resulting from natural or human-caused disasters. The manual is intended for use by mental health professionals and teachers working with children in small groups or on an individual basis. [Author: Gurwitch, R. H.]
Helping young children and families cope with trauma - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Harris Center for Infant Mental Health
This document informs parents of common reactions or symptoms children may have following a traumatic event. It tells parents how to listen to their children and how to help them feel safe. This document addresses self-care and support for parents as well. This document is also available in Spanish at http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/Ayudando_a%20_Niqos%28as%29_y-Familias_a_Enfrentarse_con_el_Trauma.pdf [Author: Osofsky, J. D.]
How to assess: Distress - Traumatic stress in ill or injured children - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (DO NOT USE; USE ENTRY WITH ACRONYM)
This pocket card provides information on how to help children experiencing distress in a hospital setting. It includes examples of questions to ask and also includes tips for helping the families of injured or ill children.
How to assess: Emotional support - Traumatic stress in ill or injured children - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (DO NOT USE; USE ENTRY WITH ACRONYM)
This pocket card includes information on how to help children in need of emotional support in a hospital setting. It includes examples of questions to ask and also includes tips for helping the families provide emotional support to the injured or ill child.
It pays to prepare! An emergency preparedness guide for child care providers - Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Virginia Department of Health
The goal of this publication is to provide basic preparedness and planning information that can be used in a variety of child care settings. The objective is to educate providers on how to develop an emergency response plan.
Listen, protect, and connect: Family to family, neighbor to neighbor - Center for Disaster Medical Sciences, University of California, Irvine
This brochure suggests ways to support emotional well-being before, during, and after emergencies. The suggestions build on ideas, strengths, and practices that parents, teachers, and schools already use with children and offer more ideas and tools to call upon in times of traumatic events. [Authors: Schreiber, M., & Gurwitch, R.]
Marking disaster anniversaries in the classroom - Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives
According to its webpage, this tip sheet is "a resource to help children deal with normal recovery issues that may be triggered by the anniversary of a disaster. It can be adapted for use with any disaster and can be used any time from the first day following the disaster to 1 or more years later."
National Alliance for Grieving Children - National Alliance for Grieving Children
According to its website, "the National Alliance for Grieving Children provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children's bereavement centers who want to share ideas, information, and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities. The National Alliance for Grieving Children also provides information on current topics and a schedule of professional workshops across the country."
Natural Disasters - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This part of NCTSN's website links to sections with information about specific types of natural disasters, how to prepare for them, and how they may affect children and families, as well as ideas for preparedness, response, and recovery, and links to related resources. The website section also presents information about promising practices in supporting children and youth during and after disasters, including Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery.
PFA for students and teachers - Listen, protect, and connect - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ready.gov
This guidance reviews the experiences of children following a disaster and discusses understanding the effects of a disaster on a child through listening, protecting, and connecting. It also provides tips to keep in mind as one helps a child following a disaster situation. [Authors: Schreiber, M., Gurwitch, R., and Wong, M.]
Practical information on crisis planning: A guide for schools and communities - Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (U.S. Department of Education)
This guide contains the basics of crisis planning for schools. It includes checklists for mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. It indicates the importance of reviewing and revising school and district crisis plans and is designed to help navigate this process. The guide is intended to give schools, districts, and communities the critical concepts and components of good crisis planning, stimulate thinking about the crisis preparedness process, and provide examples of promising practices.
Providers' guide: Helping children in the wake of disaster - National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV)
This guide provides information for relief workers on the emotional response of children after a disaster. It breaks down information by developmental stages for children. It includes information on risk factors for longer-term adaptation and intervention suggestions for parents and caregivers.
Ready kids activity book - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ready.gov
This activity book is designed to teach children how to make an emergency supply kit and a family emergency plan and how to be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations.
Ready . . . set . . . prepare: A disaster preparedness activity book - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
This activity book is a tool children ages 4-7 and adults can use together at home, in schools and day care centers, and in other places to prepare for a variety of disasters. By completing the activities in this book, children will learn about fires, floods, tornadoes, and other disasters as well as how to protect themselves. Each topic in this book has a fun activity specially created for children.
Responding to a school crisis - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (DO NOT USE; USE ENTRY WITH ACRONYM)
This webpage provides guidelines for responding to a school crisis. Several resources are provided, including tips for talking to children after a shooting incident, information on age-specific psychological effects, tips about media coverage, and individualized guidelines for various school personnel.
Responding to natural disasters: Helping children and families; Information for school crisis teams - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
This web site provides information about various child issues and reactions that may be associated with specific disasters, including wildfires. It provides instruction on how a school crisis team should respond immediately after a disaster. [Authors: Lazarus, P. J., Jimerson, S. R., & Brock, S. E. ]
School emergency planning: Back to the basics - Student Assistance Journal
This document provides information on best practices and practical steps school leaders can take to improve security and emergency plans. It reviews lessons and observations and stresses the importance of focusing on the fundamentals of school emergency planning. [Citation: Trump, K. Student Assistance Journal. 2009 Spring.]
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Store - Publications - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
The SAMHSA Store offers free publications and tip sheets on child and adolescent disaster issues.
Talk, listen, connect: when families grieve - Sesame Street
Presents videos, several of which are for military families, designed to be watched by an adult and child together that address grief and how to cope with the death of a parent or loved one. Includes activities to help children through the grief process.
The 3 R's of school crises and disasters: Readiness, response, and recovery - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This resource offers tips to help educators assess their school's preparedness in the event of a crisis or disaster. It includes suggestions and links to resources for each stage.
Traumatic stress in ill or injured children: After the ABC's consider the DEF's - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (DO NOT USE; USE ENTRY WITH ACRONYM)
This pocket card contains information and important questions for hospital staff to ask when determining if a child is at risk for ongoing traumatic stress.
UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters - UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters
According to the center's website, its content includes "evidence-based resources, which were developed using the best science and evidence in training, planning, and preparedness," as well as general information regarding disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Understanding child traumatic stress - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This document discusses the cognitive response to danger as it relates to traumatic experiences or traumatic stress throughout all developmental stages, particularly in children. It provides an overview of posttraumatic stress responses and their severity and duration, as well as posttraumatic stress after chronic or repeated trauma.
What happened? The story of September 11, 2001: A discussion guide for parents, caregivers, and educators - American Psychological Association (APA)
This discussion guide is meant to serve as a resource to help parents, caregivers, and educators talk to kids about the difficult emotions that may arise as attention to the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks increases. While this material speaks specifically to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it can be adapted for all disaster scenarios. [Author: Gurwitch, R. H.]