Texas Association of Psychological Associates
Representing All Masters-Degreed Psychology Professionals in Texas 

Trauma Resource Links
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Summary of the Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress - Schools
Download crisis documents from A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools: Fifth Edition, including
• Practical Suggestions for Assisting  Children in the Aftermath of Tragedy
• Teacher Guidelines for Crisis Response
• Parent Guidelines

American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
Purchase Acute Traumatic Stress Management Documents. 

American Psychological Association - Help Center
General information on various topics and psychologist referral information.

American Red Cross

American Psychiatric Association - Disaster Psychiatry
Disaster Handbook:  Free download of their 56 page handbook on dealing with disasters.

Association of Trauma Stress Specialists

Catholic Charities

The Child Survivor of Traumatic Stress
The site provides a list of Scales for Assessing Post Traumatic Responses of Children, as well as new revised versions of the Childhood PTSD Measures.

Canadian Traumatic Stress Network/ Reseau Canadien du Stress Traumatique
A non-profit organization dedicated to the belief that no child should go to school in fear.

Council of Exceptional Children - Chronic Fear
Guidelines for teachers to help students cope with fear and feelings following disaster.

Council of Exceptional Children - Hurricane Action Center
This site focuses on helping students with disabilities receive services, but also has information for schools who are impacted with new student evacuees.  Included are
• Areas of Flexibility on NCLB Requirements and/or Resources
• Hurricane Help

David Baldwin's Trauma Information
A clinical psychologist with information and links, including helpful single page and two page fact sheets.

Disaster Help
Part of the President's Disaster Management Egov Initiative

Episcopal Relief and Development

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Are You Ready?
This guide has been designed to help the citizens learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards.  It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual.

FEMA for Kids

Gift from Within - PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives
This site has mental health information, including
• Disasters: Mental Health, Students and Colleges
• Storm Disasters

Mental Health InfoSource
This site provides educational materials on a variety of mental disorders.

Mental Health Workers Without Borders - Coping with Disaster
A 104 page handbook, Coping with Disaster, is available for download, as well as a Bibliography of sources for Managing Stress in Humanitarian, Health Care, and Human Rights Workers.

National Association of School Psychologists - Trauma
Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children: Tips for Parents and Educators

National Center for PTSD
This site has a variety of handouts for providers and survivors, including 2 page Tips:
• Tips for Helping Preschool Children After Disaster
• Tips for Helping School-Aged Children After Disaster
• Tips for helping Adolescents After Disaster
Research Education in Disaster Mental Health

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
There are a variety of shared documents available for parents and caregivers, for medical and mental health professionals, for educators, and for relief workers.
Many documents are available in Spanish and Vietnamese.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Psychological First Aid
The 47 page handbook Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide is available for free download.  It is described as an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorists.

National Education Association
The Crisis Communication Guide and Toolkit is available for download.  As well as a list of Resources, it includes
• Before a Crisis (37 pages)
• During a Crisis (61 pages)
• Moving Beyond Crisis (27 pages)
• Tools for Educators (106 pages)

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (London) - PTSD
A 41 page handbook on PTSD can be downloaded.  It emphasizes evidence-based treatments.

National Institute of Mental Health
This site provides information on coping with traumatic events, including links to information on mental disorders that may be related to exposure to traumatic events.

National Institute of Mental Health - Booklet
A 20 page Booklet, "Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters," can be downoaded.

National Mental Health Information Center - Disaster Issues for Adults
These handouts can be downloaded, including
• After a Disaster: Self-Care Tips for Dealing with Stress
• After a Disaster: What Teens Can Do
• Anxiety Disorders: How To Deal with Grief
• Recovering Your Mental Health: Dealing with the Effects of Disaster

National Mental Health Information Center - Disaster Issues for Families and Older Adults
These handouts can be downloaded, including
• Age-specific Interventions at Home for Children in Trauma: From Preschool to Adolescence
• Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents
• Helping Children Cope with Fear and Anxiety
• How Families Can Help Children Cope

National Mental Health Information Center - Disaster Issues for Responders
These handouts can be downloaded, including
• A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions
• Communication in a Crisis: Risk Communications Guidelines for Public Officials
• Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health

Salvation Army

The Trauma Center
A resource for articles and information on all kinds of trauma, as well as techniques for healing

United Methodist Committee on Relief

U. S. Government
The official U.S. government web portal which links to many services and resources on line.


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