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Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Emergency Planning Web Site

US Department of Education

This website provides information that can help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.


Radio PSAs with Information on the Oil Spill Distress Helpline and Resources

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Ad Council

These audio PSAs aim to help those living in the Gulf states get the assistance they may need to treat and cope with distress from the oil spill.

Oil Spill Distress Banners/Buttons for School Websites

One easy way to share Oil Spill Distress resources with your community is to add to the home page or resources section of your school or school district's website a link, button,

Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Superintendents on Oil Spill Distress

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and Education Development Center, Inc.

This webinar convened Gulf coast superintendents and mental health professionals for a 75 minute Virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss the behavioral health impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

The Role of School Nurses in School Emergency Management Planning Webinar

Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center

This one-hour webinar focused on the role of school nurses in all-hazards school emergency management planning, framed around the four phases of emergency management: prevention-mitigation, prepare

Volunteers Needed to Become Peer Listeners for Oil-Spill Survivors


The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Fairhope, Spanish Fort and Daphne, are seeking volunteers to become peer li

New Program Offered to Train People in Peer Listening

Mobile Press Register

Area mental health experts say Gulf Coast residents may be more prone to depression and other emotional problems this season because of this year’s devastating oil spill and continued economi

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Keeping Kids Safe!

Healthy Schools Network, Inc.

Children are NOT immune to the effects of the oil catastrophe and its pollutants.

Helping Children Rebound: Strategies for Preschool Teachers

Teaching Strategies

This booklet presents teaching strategies that address the specific needs of children who have experienced the 2005 hurricane disasters, but the strategies are relevant to any teacher working with students affected by a natural disaster or traumatic event.

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Administrators, teachers, and staff can help reduce the impact of trauma on children by recognizing trauma responses, accommodating and responding to traumatized students within the classroom setti