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» Resource Center » Related Web Sites » Disaster/Trauma

  • American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that is committed to saving lives and easing suffering. It helps in disaster relief efforts both nationally and globally. This site provides information on the services the group provides (such as disaster, biomedical, and community). It also provides information on blood drives and how to become a volunteer.

  • Community Resilience Project of Northern Virginia
    The Community Resilience Project of Northern Virginia is a FEMA-funded project that provides crisis counseling to people in northern Virginia who were impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It provides outreach services in the city of Alexandria and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun and is intended to help individuals return to their pre-disaster levels of functioning.

  • Connect For Kids
    Connect for Kids, an award-winning multimedia project, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. The Web site offers a place on the Internet for adults—parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others—who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind. It also offers several fact sheets on disaster mental health and talking to children about war.

  • CrisisWeb
    This is the web site of the International Crisis Group, a private, multinational organization committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand, and act to prevent and contain conflict. It offers news and reports on unstable situations in various countries around the world.

    An independent agency of the federal government, whose mission is to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

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    Agencia Federal para el manajo de emergencias.

  • International Center to Heal Our Children
    The vision of the International Center to Heal Our Children is to help foster, promote, and maintain the emotional health of our children who are traumatized psychologically, by acts of violence, disasters, or terrorism. This site provides several online publications on the emotional responses of children to disasters.

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
    The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies provides a forum for the sharing of research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns, and theoretical formulations on trauma. It is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and to the stimulation of policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.

  • Mental Health America
    Mental Health America is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness - working to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

  • National Association of School Psychologists
    NASP has made these materials available free of charge to the public in order to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with the anniversary of September 11. The materials may be adapted, reproduced, reprinted, or posted on websites without specific permission as long as the integrity of the content is maintained and NASP is given proper credit. A great resource for parents, caregivers and other nonprofessionals. Helpful do's and dont's.

  • National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
    The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) is a primary national resource center for anyone seeking training, technical assistance, consultation and information about the effects of violence on children and the initiatives designed to address this problem, including a dynamic body of literature, Internet resources and a bibliography database.

  • National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder's mission is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network

  • National Education Association
    NEA is a volunteer-based organization supported by a network of staff at the local, state, and national level. It has a long, proud history as the nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.

  • NEEDID Support Network, Inc.
    NEEDID Support Network, Inc. is a peer support network run by and for people with dissociative identity disorder and other trauma related dissociative disorders. The site includes mailing list, message forum, links, and reading room.

  • New York State Office of Mental Health
    In response to the intense need for crisis services stemming from the World Trade Center disaster, the New York State Office of Mental Health has established Project Liberty, a coordinated outreach and Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).

  • Safe Horizon
    Safe Horizon is an organization in New York City with much experience in helping people through disasters after the September 11, 2001 attack. It is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
    The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States. This site includes an article on school planning for disasters and the aftermath of September 11, 2001.

  • The New York University Child Study Center
    This web site has many articles that deal with children and violence, death, and dangerous situations. This organization is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  • The Sweeney Alliance
    The Sweeney Alliance is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that provides help to families and professionals coping with grief and stress. Since 1990, we have developed and facilitated specialized programs that teach children and adults how to reinvest in life and living following a life-altering event such as the death of someone loved, divorce, violence, neglect or disability.

  • The Trauma Center
    Since the September 11th attacks, the Trauma Center has added several resources concerning responses to such events. This site is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

  • University of Miami Psychology Department
    This site has a link to a pdf. report on Helping Children Cope with Disaster written by Dr. Annette La Greca of the University of Miami.

  • William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
    The Wendt Center has many resources for people who are dealing with loss and grief, and has a section that deals with September 11 issues. This site is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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