- The Pillowcase Project teaches children coping skills to help them deal with an emergency situation and also offers tips and tools to help them prepare for emergencies. (2014)
The Psychological First Aid Field Manual, National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD
- This is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of disaster and terrorism.
- This contains multiple activity books for children and families that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created to offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about to prepare for multiple types of disasters. (January 2021)
- This course addresses the unique psychosocial needs of children in disasters. It is geared towards all health professionals. The lesson includes "In the Field", which provide examples of how healthcare practitioners applied concepts related to the psychosocial welfare of children after an event.
- This Georgetown article explains that Psychological First Aid is an approach one can use to help someone who has experienced trauma feel safe, calm, and hopeful. It can be used by health professionals and people of the general public alike. The guide also outlines tips and exercises specifically for helping adults and children that a person can use to soothe someone in distress.
Clinical Report Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and Crises
- This clinical report provides pediatricians with practical suggestions on how to identify common adjustment difficulties in children in the aftermath of a disaster and to promote effective coping strategies to mitigate the impact of the disaster as well as any associated bereavement and secondary stressors. (2015)
- This page contains multiple resources on providing psychological first aid to children during and following emergencies.
- This page contains multiple resources from AAP how to help all children during or immediately following a disaster by providing psychological first aid.
National Pediatric Readiness Project: Preparing the Emergency Department to Provide Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in A Disaster
- This webinar discussed short- and long-term effects of disaster on the psychological functioning, emotional adjustment, health, and developmental trajectory of children; identified key elements in the behavioral health domain essential to the provision of psychosocial support to children and families in the aftermath of disaster; and described practical ways to incorporate behavior health policies and practices into disaster plans and embed them into everyday practice. (October 2015)