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.

 

·  Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Hurricane (En Español)

·  After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal

·  Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event (En Español)

·  Simple Activities for Children and Adolescents

·  Trinka and Sam: The Rainy Windy Day—e-book for young children (En EspañolIn Creole)

·  College Students Coping After a Hurricane

·  Teacher Guidelines Helping Students After a Hurricane

·  Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·  Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·  Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

·  The Power of Parenting: How to Help Your Child After a Parent or Caregiver Dies

·  Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of Traumatic Events

·  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)

·  Tips for Families on Addressing the Anniversary 

 

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.

·  Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers (En Español)

·  Parent Tips for Helping Preschoolers (En Español)

·  Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children (En Español)

·  Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents (En Español)

·  Tips for Adults (En Español)

 

Skills for Psychological Recovery

For community and mental health providers who plan to continue working with affected communities long-term, review Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) (En Español) and take the SPR Online course.

 

Mobile apps

·  Help Kids Cope

·  PFA Mobile

·  SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App

·  Bounce Back Now

 

From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

·  Sustaining the Psychological Well-Being of Caregivers While Caring for Disaster Victims

·  Safety, Recovery and Hope after Disaster: Helping Communities and Families Recovery

·  Leadership Communication: Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events

 

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.

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