Resources for Responding to Trauma and Terrorism
As the tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington continue to unfold, individuals and families across the country will look for ways to understand, cope with, and respond to the many thoughts and feelings that arise. The following is a brief list of resources to help those seeking further information on how to deal with the impact of terrorism and traumatic events.
- NAMI New York City Metro has information on special counseling services that are being provided by many organizations and mental health providers in response to the WTC disaster.
- NAMI's fact sheet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder provides basic information about PTSD (Spanish version)
- Noted child psychiatrist Dr. David Fassler offers guidance for parents and caregivers on Helping Children Cope After a Terrorist Attack
- A variety of resources to help children and students deal with crisis can be found at www.AboutOurKids.org.
- The National Center for PTSD has special information on Disaster Mental Health: Dealing with the Aftereffects of Terrorism
- www.crisiscounseling.org has a special section on Coping with Traumatic Events
- The National Institue of Mental Health has several resources pertaining to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders, as well as a special fact sheet on helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.
- The Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch of the U.S. Center for Mental Health Services has developed Tips for Talking About Disasters for various age and language groups.
- The American Psychiatric Society offers a resource list on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster.