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What is Crisis Response?

The world is an unpredictable place with natural disasters, terrorism, school violence, and other traumatic events that can have real and lasting effects on both physical and mental health. What can you do to help yourself or the young people in your life cope? Educators, health providers, parents, and community leaders, can help children and youth deal with crisis situations by building within them the skills they need to cope in emergency situations.
What do we do?
The Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resource Center connects educators, health providers, and families and the community with the resources they need to address critical issues related to planning for, and dealing with, crises.

With a focus on children and youth, the resources on this site represent the Four Phases of Emergency Management: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.


Resources on this site will guide you in:

  •       Recognizing the warning signs of stress
  •         Learning methods for coping with stress – appropriate for children of all ages
  •         Developing resiliency in children of all ages
  •         Locating training information on Psychological First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, and Peer Listening

       If you need immediate assistance, please call the Disaster Distress Helpline: