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Mental Health/Health Care Providers

National Institute of Mental Health Coping with Traumatic Events Resources

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

This website provides resources on mental disorders that may be related to or affected by exposure to violence or traumatic events; helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters

Oil Spill Information for Health Professionals

US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The HHS Oil Spill Website provides information for clinicians on health surveillance, guidance for pre-exposure screening, taking an exposure history, crude oil, and dispersants.

A Guide for Advancing Family-Centered and Culturally and Linguistically Competent Care

National Center for Cultural Competence at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

The guide is intended for use by a diverse array of stakeholders and constituencies in the integrated system of services for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.

Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

The Institute for Trauma and Stress at The NYU Child Study Center

This guide presents guidelines for schools, mental health professionals, and parents to help them in talking to and helping children cope with trauma and death.

Creating a Front Porch: Strategies for Improving Access to Mental Health Services

Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research & Training Center for Children

This report shares results of interviews conducted with personnel from selected organizations and focuses on key practices that were reported to increase accessibility of mental health services for

Helping Children Cope With Crisis: Care for Caregivers

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP created this guide for educators, parents, and caregivers to assist children coping with a crisis.

Psychological First Aid Training

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Psychological First Aid (PFA) training online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene.

American Psychiatric Association BP Deepwater Oil Spill Resources

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

The APA Deepwater Oil Spill Resources Website contains links to mental health resources, resources for relief workers, and general resources on the Deepwater Horizon response.

Children and Disasters, American Academy of Pediatrics Information on the Oil Spill Affecting the Gulf

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

This AAP Website provides communication tips for parents and caregivers in talking to children about the oil spill, guidelines for keeping children safe from oil and toxic areas where cleanup effor

Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crises

Substance Abuse and Mental Healh Services Adminstration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA created this manual that presents guidelines to improve services for people with serious mental illness or emotional disorder who are in mental health crises.