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Crisis Counseling Guide to Children and Families in Disasters (PDF Download)
Developed by a task force coordinated by the New York State Office of Mental Health, this guide provides helpful information for school officials, parents, guardians, and services providers.
Critical Incident/Emergency Planning for Schools
This site is designed to meet the critical incident/emergency planning needs of schools and school districts throughout the State of Florida.
Disaster Services Publications:
Materials for Teachers and Schools
Developed by the American Red Cross, these materials are specifically designed for classroom/school use.
Disaster Distress Helpline
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This webpage also provides links for specific disasters.
FEMA Coping with Disaster
This site offers disaster survivors information regarding dealing with the emotional affects of the event. "Helping Kids Cope with Disaster" and "A Child's Reaction to Disaster By Age" are just a couple of the links available.
FloridaDisaster.org — Information for the Public
Developed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management, this website contains valuable information about how Florida residents and visitors to the state can prepare for disasters and how citizens can become more involved in the community.
Facts for Families Guide
developed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, this resource provides concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
These resources, developed by the National Institute of Mental Health, have been created specifically for multiple audiences with what is known about the impact of violence and disasters on children and adolescents and suggest steps to minimize long-term emotional harm
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Hurricane (PDF Download)
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this document provides suggestions to assist classroom personnel as they work with children, adolescents, and families after a hurricane.
In the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — Addressing Emergent Psychological Needs
Although writtern right after Hurrican Katrina by Mark D. Lerner, Ph.D., President, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, this article provides pertinent information for providing assistance to those experience traumatic stress.
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Library
This resource at the University of South Florida lends materials on a variety of mental health projects. They can create an electronic resource file for school districts recovering from hurricanes.
NASP Crisis Resources
Developed by the National Association of School Psychologists, this website contains numerous links to resources for assisting victims of natural disasters, including hurricanes and floods. Contains materials for teachers and parents, as well as professionals providing assistance to students.
National Mental Heath Association
In this portion of their website, NMHA has listed the Coping With Disaster fact sheet series to help individuals cope during crisis and loss.
State of Florida's Emergency Preparedness Guide (PDF Download) • (in Spanish) • (in Creole)
The State of Florida, through the Department of Health, has created tguide for residents and visitors as a reference and educational tool with resources and information should Florida encounter a natural or man-made threat.