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Crisis Management

Disaster Relief Information

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This site contains resources to aid in the process of recovering from mental health effects of disaster.

Water Contamination in a Hurricane

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Water contamination is a major health threat facing people in hurricane struck areas.

Factsheet: Coping with Disaster

Mental Health America

This page includes information in English and Spanish on surviving sudden loss, dealing with stress, helping children cope, coping strategies for staff and volunteers, and coping with evacuation.

Helping Children in the Wake of Disaster

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence

This publication offers guidelines for relief workers on helping children address their fears and concerns arising from displacement, injury, and loss associated with natural disasters, as well as strategies for supporting caregivers in identifying and addressing signs of adjustment difficulties in children.

Psychology Help Center

American Psychological Association

The APA's Psychology Help Center contains information on managing traumatic stress after disasters.

Helping Families During Hurricaines and Tropical Storms

American Academy of Pediatrics

This Web site is the AAP gateway to publications and other resources concerning the effects of Katrina and other disasters on children's mental health.

Psychosocial Implications of Disaster or Terrorism on Children: A Guide for the Pediatrician

American Academy of Pediatrics

This clinical report provides guidance to pediatricians in order to mitigate long-term psychological effects of disasters on children.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)

U.S. Department of Education

Past emergencies, such as the events of September 11, 2001, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and emergencies related to other natural and man-made hazards, reinforce the need for schools and communities to plan for traditional crises and emergencies, as well as other catastrophic events.

The Heart of Learning: Compassion, Resiliency, and Academic Success

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

This handbook was designed to provide a flexible framework, practical tools, and applicable resources for classroom educators working with students whose learning has been adversely impacted by tra

Military Families Webinar

Date/Time (ET): 
November 19, 2009 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

This Webinar focuses on helping students deal with mental health issues related to deployment in the military. Special presenter, Dr. Dennis Embry, and the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention addresses questions like,