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 fire: Your emotional and physical well-being - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This tip sheet explains normal reactions to stress and includes steps an individual can take to cope with the stress and stay healthy even during the cleanup that follows a wildfire.
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/pdf/afterfire.pdf

Be Red Cross ready: Wild fire safety checklist - American Red Cross
This fact sheet provides information on how to prepare for a wildfire. Also available in Spanish at http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340154_Wildfire_SPN.pdf
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340149_Wildfire.pdf

Helping children after a wildfire: Tips for parents and teachers - National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
This tip sheet discusses what parents and teachers can do to help children cope after a wildfire.
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/natural-disaster/helping-children-after-a-wildfire-tips-for-parents-and-teachers

Parents guidelines for helping children impacted by wildfires - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This guide explains how parents can help children recover after a wildfire. Also available in Spanish at http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/parents_wildfires_spanish.pdf
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/parents_wildfires.pdf

Recovering from the wildfires - American Psychological Association (APA)
This web page offers tips on how to help the whole family recover after a wildfire and when to seek professional help.
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/wildfire.aspx

Surviving the storm: A guide to wildfire preparedness - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS, FEMA)
This guide explains how to keep safe before, during, and after a wildfire.
https://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/98surst_wf.pdf

Wildfire resources - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This part of NCTSN's website is designed to assist parents and families before, during, and after a wildfire. A definition of wildfires is provided, along with a discussion of their effects, and information and links are presented to help parents and families support children in staying safe and coping. Materials related to wildfires can also be accessed at this part of the website.
https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/wildfire-resources

Wildfires: Tips for parents on media coverage - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This NCTSN tip sheet describes how media coverage of a wildfire may affect children and families, notes some negative effects media coverage may have, and lists ways for parents and other caregivers to manage media exposure in helping children cope with their experience of a wildfire. It is also available in Spanish at https://www.nctsn.org/resources/los-incendios-y-su-cobertura-en-las-noticias-recomendaciones-para-los-padres.
https://www.nctsn.org/resources/wildfires-tips-parents-media-coverage

Last Updated: 09/06/2017