National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has released resources for responding to communities affected by Hurricane Ida. As NCTSN points out, when supporting survivors it is important to consider that some may be having additional difficulties coping due to the anniversary of previous hurricanes.
· After the Injury—website for families with injured children
· Health Care Toolbox—website for pediatric health providers working with injured children
· Pause-Reset-Nourish (PRN) to Promote Wellbeing—for responders
· Here for Each Other: Helping Families After a Hurricane (from Sesame Street)
Psychological First Aid
The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA) (En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. The PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provides a quick reminder of the eight core actions.
Skills for Psychological Recovery
From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University
Disaster Distress Helpline:
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline. Call or text 800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.
Volunteer with CASA
Interested in becoming a CASA volunteer in your community? Sign up here.