This American Academy of Experts on Traumatic Stress article discusses roles of funeral, memorials, and spiritual fellowship for communities affected by disaster as well as the effectiveness of pastoral counseling. Stresses importance of training in provision of pastoral counseling.
The site is maintained by the American Psychological Association and addresses resilience in the face of difficult life changes and identifies tools and practices that promote resilience for ourselves and our communities.
This article would be of greatest interest to counselors. It reviews cross-cultural counseling research including studies involving disaster victims and workers in other cultures. One particularly relevant section addresses cross-cultural variations in grief and grieving.
This website provides information available on various topics including helping children cope in the aftermath of a disaster. The documents are in easy-to-read format and are available as downloadable documents.
Mental Health America has prepared several fact sheets for adults, seniors, children, individuals with mental illness, employers, and physicians on coping with war-related stress, terrorism, and other disaster events. Many are also available in Spanish.
These links provide information on emergency and disaster preparation for people with disabilities at home, school, work or during travel. Resources explain necessary supplies, evacuation procedures and how to assist pets and service animals
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides topics for talking about disasters for teachers and adults, related to children and adolescents, families, and emergency and disaster response workers. Topics include anniversary reactions, grief, expressing feelings, cultural differences in coping, helping children and teens after disaster, mental health aspects of terrorism, self case ideas, and recognizing the need for professional help. Some materials in Spanish.