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Disaster Preparedness & Response Resources

Resources for psychiatrists for their roles in responding to disasters and mass traumas. Psychiatrists provide valuable medical experience and expertise for preparing and responding to disasters and mass traumas. It is important to understand how psychiatric care can be integrated into disaster response systems in order to effectively provide medical assessment, treatment and consultation.

APA's Disaster Resources

Risk Management in Disaster Response

American Red Cross

Disaster Resource Center

Helping Children After A Disaster

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

How to Pack an Emergency Kit for Any Disaster

Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid for Schools

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event (PDF)

Parents Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children after Disasters

Parents Tips for Helping School-Aged Children after Disasters

Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents after Disasters

Brief Information on Childhood Traumatic Grief for School Personnel

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

Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Helping Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers 

Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping with Retraumatization

Disaster Relief: A Look Into the Pharmacist's Role

When a Disaster Disrupts Access to Psychiatric Medications

Sesame Street in Communities: Handling Emergencies

APA Resources for Psychiatrists

APA Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorders and PTSD

“Children and Grief”