Disaster and Trauma Resources
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Catastrophic Mass Violence Resources
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed approach for assisting survivors of disaster and terrorism. PFA was developed in partnership with the National Center for PTSD. Access all versions of Psychological First Aid (PFA), including translations and adaptations here.
Psychological First Aid Online is a free 6-hour interactive course in the Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. Appropriate for those new to disaster response and seasoned professionals, PFA Online features activities, video demonstrations, and tips from trauma experts and survivors.
This project was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, the National Center for PTSD, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps, and the HHS Office of the Surgeon General.
SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS)
SAMHSA DTAC provides various ways for disaster behavioral health personnel to obtain helpful information. One mechanism is the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS). The SAMHSA DBHIS contains themed resources and toolkits in disaster.
COVA [Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance]
(With thanks to Karen Raforth Ph.D.)
Colorado School Safety Resource Center
(With thanks to Alice Huyler)
National Institute of Mental Health
Provides a downloadable series of booklets about trauma.
APA Disaster Resource Network - Psychology Help Center:
Resources for Mass Shooting Tragedy
NYU Child Study Center
PTSD Research Quarterly
Listen, Protect, and Connect [LPC] - Psychological First Aid [PFA]
(With thanks to Merritt (Chip) Schreiber, UC-Irvine, Red Cross)
Includes “parent-for-kids”, “teachers-for-kids”, and "neighbor to neighbor"