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    Below are some resources on CYFERnet that might be useful for you in your work with communities, youth, and families struggling to cope with effects of natural disasters.

    Below you will find:

    Resources for Community Disaster Response
    Resources for Working with Children
    Resources in Spanish

    Resources for Community Disaster Response

    Disaster Information Center
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/disaster/
    Language: English
    Publisher: NC Cooperative Extension
    Description: A NC Cooperative Extension webpage devoted to providing resources for disaster preparation including information on food safety, storm-related pests, and how disaster impacts families.

    University of Illinois Disaster Resources
    http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/%7Edisaster/guide/g_facts.html
    Language: English
    Publisher: University of Illinois Extension
    Description: A University of Illinois Extension webpage devoted to providing fact sheets related to disaster preparation and disaster response.

    Coping with Disaster
    http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/coping-with-disaster
    Language: English
    Author: Direnfeld, Gary
    Publisher: National Mental Health Association (2004)
    Description: The National Mental Health Association has developed the Coping With Disaster fact sheet series to help people cope during crisis and loss. Contains information on coping with terrorism, hurricanes, natural disasters and war.

    SAMHSA Disaster Kit
    http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SAMHSA-Disaster-Kit/SMA11-DISASTER
    Language: English
    Publisher: SAMHSA
    Description: Arms disaster recovery workers with a toolkit on mental health awareness. Includes materials for responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster and in dealing with workplace stress. Also includes materials for the general public.

    Recover After A Disaster
    http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0/?vgnextoid=74e51a53f1c37110VgnVCM1000003481a10aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default
    Language: English
    Publisher: The American Red Cross
    Description: The American Red Cross has gathered this information to encourage you take precautions to help keep you safe and speed your recovery after a disaster. You will also find ideas on what you can do to help make yourself and your home safer from future disasters.

    Caring for Important Papers After a Flood
    http://extensionenespanol.net/pubinfo.cfm?pubid=193
    Language: English
    Publisher: Texas Agricultural Extension Service
    Description: Valuable documents should be protected from any disaster. If, however, they are damaged in a flood you can save them using the instructions in this fact sheet.

    Resources for Working with Children

    Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters
    http://web.extension.illinois.edu/disaster/teacher/teacher.html
    Language: English
    Publisher: University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service
    Description: A set of resources for teachers and other child-care or youth workers that helps prepare them for working with children who have been through a disaster.

    The Child Advocate: Helping Children Cope After a Disaster
    http://childadvocate.net/help_children_cope.htm
    Language: English
    Author: Petersen, Christopher
    Publisher: The Child Advocate
    Description: This site provides links and resources aimed at helping children cope after a disaster.

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    After the Storm: A Guide to Help Children Cope with the Psychological Effects of a Hurricane
    http://www.psy.miami.edu/faculty/alagreca/after_the_storm.pdf
    Language: English
    Publisher: 7-Dippity, Inc.
    Description: A booklet created in response to a deadly hurricane in 2004, this resource is for parents and other caring adults. It provides activities and information for working with children following a disaster.

    FEMA for Kids
    http://www.fema.gov/kids/
    Language: English
    Publisher: Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Description: FEMA's children's Web site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and about causes of disasters. There are games, quizzes, and stories and children can become a "Disaster Action Kid."

    Helping Children After a Natural Disaster: Information for Parents and Teachers
    http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/naturaldisaster_ho.aspx
    Language: English
    Publisher: National Association of School Psychologists
    Description: A fact sheet with tips for adults on how to help children and adolescents effected by natural disasters.

    Psychosocial Issues for Children and Adolescents in Disasters
    http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Psychosocial-Issues-for-Children-and-Adolescents-in-Disasters/ADM86-1070R
    Language: English
    Publisher: SAMHSA
    Description: Offers practical suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide for those working with children in the wake of disaster.

    Resources in Spanish

    Recursos Para Cómo Enfrentar un Desastre
    http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/coping-with-disaster/coping-with-disaster-en-espanol
    Language: Español
    Author: Direnfeld, Gary
    Publisher: National Mental Health Association (2004)
    Description: The National Mental Health Association has developed the Coping With Disaster fact sheet series to help people cope during crisis and loss. Contains information on coping with terrorism, hurricanes, natural disasters and war.

    El Estrés en su Niño: Lo que Padres Pueden Hacer
    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/disaster/sp/fs-child-stress2-sp.html
    Language: Español
    Author: DeBord, Karen
    Publisher: North Carolina Cooperative Extension
    Description: This fact sheet discusses the effects of a natural disaster or traumatic event on children, describing sign of stress at various ages. (Note: This resource is also available in English as "Helping Children Cope With Stress")

    Cuídese de los estafadores
    http://extensionenespanol.net/pubinfo.cfm?pubid=194
    Language: Español
    Publisher: Texas Agricultural Extension Service
    Description: After a disaster, con artists will be eager to take advantage of people's pain and suffering.

    Children and Disaster: Part 1 Ages and Stages/Los Niños y los desastres: Parte 1 Edades y etapas
    http://extensionenespanol.net/pubinfo.cfm?pubid=314
    Language: English and Español
    This four-page publication outlines major types of disasters and how children of different ages may react.

    Children and Disaster: Part 2 What Parents and Caregivers Can Say and Do/Los Niños y el desastre: Parte 2, Lo que los padres y cuidadores pueden decir y hacer
    http://extensionenespanol.net/pubinfo.cfm?pubid=313
    Language: English and Español
    This four-page publication outlines children of various age groups react differently to disasters and how parents and caregivers can help them cope successfully.

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