Trauma Resources

In the aftermath of tragic events such as the one Boston experienced on Monday, April, 15, we can all benefit from assisting one another.  It is imperative that our community rally behind those directly affected and/or who have had loved ones affected.

Please understand that we are all challenged by the desire to make sense of mass violence.  Below are a list of resources to assist students, staff, and faculty in the hope that they might provide a small measure of comfort in the days following this devastating event.

Resources for Children

Helping Children Cope with Disaster
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/children.pdf
American Red Cross/US Federal Emergency Management Agency

How to Talk to Children about Bombings
Talking to children about bombings
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

How to talk to children about the Boston marathon bomb
http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2013/04/talk-children-marathon-bombs
By Gene Beresin, M.D., @ MGH

Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx

Resources for Adults

Danger, Danger Everywhere
By Diane Levin

Explosions (Section on "After an Explosion)
http://www.ready.gov/explosions
FEMA- Ready.gov

Coping with Disaster
http://www.ready.gov/coping-with-disaster
FEMA- Ready.gov

Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disaster and other traumatic events
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx
American Psychological Association

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health After a Disaster
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240142_EmotionalHealth.pdf
American Red Cross

Recovering Emotionally
http://www.redcross.org/find-help/disaster-recovery/recovering-emotionally
American Red Cross

Disaster Distress Helpline (24/7 phone and text)
http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/about.aspx
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration

Building Your Resilience
http://www.apapracticecentral.org/outreach/building-resilience.aspx
American Psychological Association

Psychological First Aid: How You Can Support Well-Being in Disaster Victims
Psychological First Aid: How You Can Support Well-Being in Disaster Victims

Teachers Helping Students: Listening and Talking
Teachers Helping Students: Listening and Talking

Asking for Help
Asking for help
University of Health Services

ISTSS Mass Disasters, Trauma, and Loss Fact Sheet
http://buff.ly/12hIrg8

The Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990

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