Disaster-specific Resources

This installment of the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) presents information specific to particular kinds of disasters, as well as general preparedness and response information. Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • Information about a range of natural disasters (such as drought, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and human-caused disasters (such as mass violence, terrorism, and technological disasters)
  • General disaster preparedness and response

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After the tsunami: helping young children heal - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This document informs parents of common child reactions to tsunamis and provides tips on supporting children after a tsunami.
http://www.nctsnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/helping_young_children_heal_tsunami.pdf

Psychological impact of tsunamis - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This document provides an overview of expected psychological and physical responses among survivors of a tsunami and ways to cope. Also available in a brief handout at http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/psyc_impact_tsunamis_2pg_final.pdf
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/psyc_impact_tsunamis_4pgfinal.pdf

Recovery After a Tsunami - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
NCTSN is a unique collaboration with a mission to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families. Its tsunami recovery page is designed to assist parents and families after a tsunami.
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/tsunamis#tabset-tab-5

Talking with children about tsunamis - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This fact sheet is designed for parents and contains information on how to talk to children about tsunamis.
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/talking_with_children_about_tsunamis_final.pdf

Tsunami Information (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC, NOAA)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has primary responsibility for providing tsunami warnings to the Nation, as well as a leadership role in tsunami observations and research. This website provides information on tsunami preparedness and recovery, and it also features a special section for children.
http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/basics.html

Last Updated: 09/06/2017