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Find outreach materials for Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Programs (CCP) and other disaster behavioral health programs.

The following resources may help during outreach efforts. The resources are broken out by target population:

Also available is a listing of creative strategies (PDF | 234 KB) CCP grantees have used to reach people in need of services.

Adult Survivors

Older Adults

  • Helping Older Adults After Disasters: A Guide to Providing Support
    This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guide for crisis counselors and outreach workers presents demographics of older adults (ages 65 years and older) in the United States, identifies conditions and situations that may place older adults at heightened risk in and after disasters, lists resources for information and support for older adults and their families after disasters, and features a tip sheet about disaster behavioral health for older adults that Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Programs and other disaster behavioral health programs can customize and share.
  • SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) Collection on Older Adults
    This collection includes resources for older adults, and for people working with older adults, on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • COVID-19 resource page from the Administration for Community Living
    This page offers links to a wealth of resources related to physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic for older adults and people with disabilities. There is a particularly good collection of resources about staying connected and combating social isolation while physical distancing orders and protocols are in effect.

People Experiencing Homelessness

  • Coronavirus and Homelessness
    The National Alliance to End Homelessness offers this web portal, which features courses, guidance, webinars, and practice resources primarily for people serving people experiencing homelessness.
  • Homelessness and COVID-19 FAQs
    On this web page, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) answers common questions related to people who are homeless during COVID-19. It offers good basic information, including what someone experiencing homelessness should do if he or she is having COVID-19 symptoms and where people who are homeless can get tested for COVID-19.
  • Youth Experiencing Homelessness: How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
    In this online tip sheet, the CDC provides basic guidance for staying healthy, steps to take if you develop COVID-19 symptoms, and information about resources to support mental health. The tip sheet is available in Spanish and several other languages other than English.

Tribal Populations

First Responders, Disaster Responders, and Healthcare Providers

Children and Youth

Last Updated

Last Updated: 10/24/2022