Because of Harvey, here are some National Child traumatic Stress Network resources to get you ready and to be able to respond:
- Help Kids Cope is a mobile app to assist families cope with hurricanes and flooding. Download the free app today. The app has helpful guidance on how to prepare for the storm, how to support your family during the storm, and if your family needs additional support after the storm.
- Simple Activities for Children Without Power or When Playing Outside is Restricted
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after Hurricanes
- After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal
- Helping Young Children and Families Cope with Trauma
- College Students Coping after the Hurricane
- Teacher Guidelines for Helping Children after Hurricanes
- Trinka and Sam Children’s Booklet
- Trinka and Sam the Rainy Windy Day is a story developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced the hurricane. A parent guide is included that suggests ways that parents can use the story with their children.
- Psychological First Aid Guide
- PFA Handouts:
- For disaster responders, take PFA Online at http://learn.nctsn.org
- For community and mental health providers who plan to continue working with affected communities long-term, review Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) and take the SPR Online course.
Other Mobile Apps:
PFA Mobile and SAMSHA Behavioral Health Disaster Response
For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at