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10.19.2015

The College of Social Work is constantly updating this page with resources to support families and children after the flooding disaster. If you have additional resources you would like to share, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GENERAL RESOURCE INFORMATION
GENERAL RESOURCES IN SPANISH / RECURSOS GENERALES EN ESPAÑOL
TRAINING
  • The American Red Cross is offering a national webinar:
    Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals webinar
    Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET.
    This course is required for all new Disaster Mental Health volunteers and is only open to mental health professionals who meet the DMH eligibility criteria. Current DMH volunteers who would like a refresher are eligible to retake the training via webinar. Register here for the webinar.
    Participants must register by November 9th. For more information, please read the DMHF course fact sheet, and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.
  • Responding to Natural Disasters: Helping Children and Families: Information for School Crisis Teams
    Written by the National Association of School Psychologists, this covers a lot of ground for parents and teachers.
  • Childhood Trauma Reactions: A Guide for Teachers from Preschool to Year 12
    This is an excellent resource on trauma, developed in Australia (so the emergency numbers won’t work!), including developmental stages of children and typical responses to traumatic stress, as well as how to manage traumatic stress in the school setting. Very well put together.
  • Psychological First Aid Manual (Handouts)
    This is a whole series of handouts for parents, teachers and caregivers that are developmentally organized. The many of the same handouts are available on the National Child Traumatic Stress Network site (listed next), with individual PDFs for each. 
    • Connecting with Others
    • When Terrible Things Happen
    • When Terrible Things Happen (for students—this is a great one pager for students, late grade school on up)
    • Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters
    • Parent Tips for Helping Preschool Age Children after Disasters
    • Parent Tips for School Age Children after Disasters
    • Parent Tips for Adolescents after Disasters
    • Tips for Adults after Disasters
    • Tips for Relaxation
    • Alcohol, Medication and Drug Use after Disaster
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