The following resources may help during outreach efforts. The resources are broken out by target population:
- Adult Survivors
- Older Adults
- People Experiencing Homelessness
- Tribal Populations
- First Responders, Disaster Responders, and Healthcare Providers
- Children and Youth
- Feeling stressed or anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic?
This flyer provides information and tips for coping during a pandemic as well as resources for additional assistance.
- Have You Experienced a Disaster? Poster pertaining to adult reactions
Disaster survivors are not always aware of behaviors in themselves or others that are associated with adverse reactions to a disaster. This poster assists adult disaster survivors with identifying possible reactions and provides resources to turn to for help.
- Tips for Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The wallet card provides stress reduction tips and techniques as well as lists sources for additional assistance.
- Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
This tip sheet contains information about grief, the grieving process, and what happens when the process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs. It also offers tips and resources for coping with both types of grief.
- Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization
This brochure explains the signs and symptoms of retraumatization and gives guidance on how to manage the symptoms. It provides resources for building flexibility after a disaster and an adequate support system for dealing with triggering events.
- 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.
- 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.
- People Experiencing Homelessness
This online tip sheet from the CDC explains, in simple, clear language, how people who are homeless can take steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the likelihood of getting sick. The tip sheet highlights what to do if experiencing symptoms, how to get tested, and a suite of printable materials for people who are homeless.
- 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.
- SAMHSA DBHIS: American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal-specific Resources
This installment of the SAMHSA DBHIS focuses on working with tribal organizations, individuals, and communities. Topics covered include disaster preparedness and recovery, federal tribal partners, suicide prevention, and cultural competence.
- SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)
The SAMHSA Tribal TTAC provides technical assistance and resources and can act as a broker or cultural liaison with tribes in your state.
- Tips for Disaster Responders: Cultural Awareness When Working in Indian Country Post Disaster
This fact sheet offers information for disaster response workers to build cultural awareness for supporting American Indians before, during, and after a traumatic event. It discusses cultural values, types of traumatic events, traditional teachings, and talking circles.
- Are you working to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
This flyer highlights key Psychological First Aid concepts and resources disaster responders and outreach workers may use when assisting individuals affected by the pandemic. It also provides resources for further assistance.
- First Responders and Disaster Responders Resource Portal
This website provides information about the signs of stress and stress management for responders as well as resources and online training sessions.
- Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders: Helping Survivors Cope With Grief After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
This fact sheet provides healthcare practitioners and disaster responders with guidelines for communicating with survivors experiencing grief.
- Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping With Stress and Compassion Fatigue
This tip sheet will cover strategies healthcare providers can use to reduce their stress regarding COVID-19 and information about coping with compassion fatigue.
- Tips for Disaster Responders: Preventing and Managing Stress
This fact sheet provides tips to help disaster response workers prevent and manage stress while on assignment. This fact sheet is also available in Spanish.
- SAMHSA DBHIS: Children and Youth
This installment of the SAMHSA DBHIS focuses on disaster behavioral health resources for children and youth, their families, and child-serving professionals.
- Have You and Your Family Been Affected by a Disaster?
Parents and caregivers may not always understand and be able to identify behaviors in children and youth that are associated with adverse reactions to a disaster. This poster provides information on possible adverse reactions in children as well as where to get help.
- Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: COVID-19 Resources Portal
The website provides a wide variety of resources about COVID-19 for families, caregivers, educators, and others who work with children.