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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)

Information and support regarding domestic violence plus a brief questionnaire that will help you determine if you or a loved one is in an abusive situation. Individuals can call the NDVH

Surgeon General: Coping with the Oil Spill

U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin provides a message to residents of the Gulf Coast affected by the oil spill. Watch Dr. Benjamin’s Public Service Announcement.

Stress in Children and Adolescents: Tips for Parents

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Concerns over changes in family circumstances, such as those caused by financial strain or a disaster situation, can cause stress.


Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times: Tips for Parents and Teachers

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

Disaster situations can be unsettling for young people. The sense of confusion and uncertainty experienced by many adults regarding their financial situation can be transmitted to children.

Coping in Unsettling Times: Tips for Students

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

When a disaster occurs, lots of people and businesses are just fine, but many people feel uncertain about jobs and where the next paycheck will come from.

Deepwater Oil Spill Resource for Young and Homeschooled Children

Parent at the Helm (PATH)

Parent at the Helm created this website containing resources for parents on explaining the oil spill to children. These resourceds include books and hands-on activities.

Educational Materials for Teachers and Students Related to the Gulf Oil Spill

Pasco County School District, Florida

To call the Gulf Oil Spill unfortunate would be a grave understatement. However, it does provide us with a unique and very valuable educational moment.

Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Kids on the Oil Spill

Florida Public Television

Children have questions too.

Teacher and Parent Resources about the Gulf Oil Spill

Alabama Public Television

Alabama Public Television created this website with resources for parents and teachers on how to expalin and talk about the oil spill with children and youth.