U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Disaster Technical Assistance Center. 2013. Helping children and youth cope in the aftermath of disasters: Tips for parents and other caregivers, teachers, administrators, and school staff. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 video (49 min., 16 sec.).
Annotation: This podcast provides information for parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and behavioral health professionals about what kinds of responses to expect from children in the aftermath of disasters and how to help them cope in these situations, such as a school shooting. The podcast helps viewers learn to to identify comment reactions seen in children and adolescents following a disaster, identify ways to talk to and calm children and adolescents, understand how to work with children and adolescents impacted by disasters, and identify signs that mental health services may be needed.
Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.
Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent mental health, Adolescents, Child behavior, Child mental health, Children, Communication, Communication skills, Counseling, Disasters, Mental health services, Multimedia