After the Event – How to Recover

From:Disaster Information Outreach by Librarians
December 2015

Here are some resources to aid

(thanks to others on the list who have provided these resources during past events).

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
The helpline is also available in Spanish, by text and by TTY.

Talking to Children about the Shooting

Tips for Parents on explaining media coverage to children

Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals

Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide

Coping with Crisis – Helping Children With Special Needs

Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events – for ages 5 to 7.

Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal – checklist

Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters

February 2015

Effective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents

This recovery coordination guide outlines best practices and approaches for states, tribes, and territories to help enable a more effective recovery for local communities after an incident of any size or scale. Building on the principles and concepts outlined in the National Disaster Recovery Framework, this guide will better position recovery stakeholders to lead, coordinate and support impacted communities in a more efficient, effective and equitable manner. It is designed to be applied after an incident, either in concert with existing pre-incident recovery plans or to enhance post-incident planning efforts.


Disaster Distress Helpline … Call 1-800-985-5990. It’s Free. It’s Confidential.

Are you experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster?

The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support for disaster survivors, loved ones of victims, and first responders, rescue & recovery workers.

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Click here if you are interested in adding to this Recovery page.

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