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For Providers and First Responders

General information for those working with people affected by a disaster

Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event (CDC)

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Psychological First Aid

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*Psychological First Aid also has a smart phone app

Sustaining Caregiving and Psychological Well-Being While Caring for Disaster Victims

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Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CDC)

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Initial Primary Care Screening for Severe Psychiatric Illness

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Working with the elderly who are affected by a disaster:

Recommendations for Best Practices in the Management of Elderly Disaster Victims.

Includes the SWiFT Screening Tool Click Here

Home Health Patient Assessment Tools: Preparing for Emergency Triage Click Here

 

AAGP Position Statement: Disaster Preparedness for Older Americans: Critical Issues for the Preservation of Mental Health (separate document attached) AAGP Position Statement: Geriatric Disaster Response Click Here

Working with children affected by a disaster

Floods: Readiness, Response, Recovery

Includes information on what parents can do to help their children, typical reactions children
may exhibit, and also teacher-specific information
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Psychological First Aid: Handout for Survivors

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Working with the elderly who are affected by a disaster:

Recommendations for Best Practices in the Management of Elderly Disaster Victims.

Includes the SWiFT Screening Tool Click Here

Home Health Patient Assessment Tools: Preparing for Emergency Triage Click Here

 

AAGP Position Statement: Disaster Preparedness for Older Americans: Critical Issues for the Preservation of Mental Health (separate document attached) AAGP Position Statement: Geriatric Disaster Response Click Here

For the Public

General Information for persons who have experienced a disaster

Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event (CDC)

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Common Reactions After Trauma

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Red Cross Flood Disaster: Prepare, Respond During, and Recover After Click Here

 

Psychological First Aid: Handout for Survivors

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Red Cross: Returning Home After a Flood/Hurricane

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Spanish: Click Here

Repairing Your Flooded Home

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Sleeping Better in the Wake of a Disaster

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For parents or caregivers of children affected by a disaster:

Floods: Readiness, Response, Recovery

Includes information on what parents can do to help their children, typical reactions children may exhibit, and also teacher-specific information
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Helping Children Cope: Tips for talking about tragedy

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Explaining World Tragedy to Children

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Helping Children After A Disaster

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Psychological First Aid: Handout for Survivors

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Elderly who have been affected by a disaster

CDC’s Disaster Planning Goal: Protect Vulnerable Older Adults

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Disaster Preparedness: For Seniors by Seniors

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