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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
This toolkit is intended to help high schools, districts, and community partners create and impmlement youth suicide prevention strategies as well as foster positive behavioral health among students. The toolkit can help schools assess their ability to prevent and respond to suicide, identify...
Promoting Resilience in Children: What Parents Can Do
This brief identifies factors that may contribute to academic failure and behavioral problems (risk factors), as well as factors that help promote resiliency (protective factors). It also offers specific suggestions for parents and families on how to promote resiliency in their children. Download...
Psychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
Written in response to the 2012 shooting in Aurora Colorado, this brief describes psychological impacts that may be useful to consider for families and children in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Topics include posttraumatic stress reactions, depression, physical symptoms, coping and more....
Public Health Matters Blog
This blog covers topics ranging from helping children cope with a disaster, to preparing for natural disasters and general crisis prepardness. 
Recover After a Disaster
The American Red Cross disaster recovery homepage features tips on recovering emotionally and financially, along with tips for checking your home, utilities, and other major systems after a disaster. The website also contains links to additional resources on preparing for or recovering from...
Recovering Emotionally From Disasters
The American Red Cross has gathered this information to speed recovery after a disaster as well as provide ideas on how to be safer from future disasters. Visit Website
Recovering Financially - Getting Assistance
The American Red Cross has gathered this information to speed financial recovery after a disaster as well as a list of vital documents needed and who to contact to replace them. Visit Website
Resilience & Stress Management
This webpage by SAMHSA provides a collection of materials that address stress management and resilience. The resources can be applied to any type of stressful situation such as natural disaster, economic hardships, or coping with the loss of a loved one. Vist the site here
SAMHSA Disaster Training and Technical Assistance Supplemental Research Bulletin
This is the first part of a bi-annual report that informs on new and salient research in the field of disaster response and its effects on behavioral health. The purpose of the Research Bulletin is to provide practitioners, planners and other responders a summary of the most recently published...
SAMHSA's Guide for Getting Through Tough Economic Times
This guide provides practical advice on how to deal with the effects that financial difficulties can have on your physical and mental health. It covers possible health risks, warning signs, managing stress, getting help, suicide warning signs and other steps you can take. Visit Website
SAMHSA's Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster and Behavior Health
The Dialoge is a Technical Assistance quartly eJournal that focuses on Disaster and Behavior Health. This issue's special features is "Cross-cultural Disaster Behavioral Health. A shelter field guide, resources, and upcoming events are also included in this issue.
Stress in Children and Adolescents: Tips for Parents
Concerns over changes in family circumstances, such as those caused by financial strain or a disaster situation, can cause stress. Children can be affected directly by changes in their family
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Locator
More than 150 crisis centers currently participate in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. Each center receives calls from designated areas of the country, creating a nationwide coverage area. Calls to 1-800-273-TALK are routed to the closest available crisis center. The phone numbers...
Supporting Children/Youth During the Holidays in Times of Stress
For many of us, the holiday times are an exciting and joyful period. But for families and communities in stressful situations, the holidays can be particularly challenging, evoking anxiety, feelings of loss, disappointment, and grief. This brief identifies some warning signs that children are...
Talking to Children about the Shooting (Aurora, Colorado)
Created in response to the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting,this document gives advice on how parents can talk to children about the event. Tips focus on how to have an effective converstaion with children regarding traumatic events and also general tips for how parents can help children experiencing...
Ten Tips for Families in Coping With Stress During Tough Times
Tough times also bring opportunities for families to come together and value the things that really matter. This tip sheet provides ten tips for families to bond and come together when dealing with stress. Visit Tip Sheet Website
The Dialogue- A Quarterly Technical Assistance Journal on Disaster Behavioral Health
Through the pages of The Dialogue, disaster behavioral health professionals share information and resources while examining the disaster behavioral health preparedness and response issues that are important to the field. The Dialogue also provides a comprehensive look at the disaster training and...
Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
Created in response to the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, this document is a guide for parents to help their children understand media coverage of distressing events while also limiting children's exposure. Download here
Tips for Teachers and Parents following School and Community Violence
In this PowerPoint, NASP provides general tips for adults, parents, and teachers on how to help children cope with school violence. Download the PowerPoint.