In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut and Hurricane Sandy, you might all like to know about the Disaster Information Management Research Center (http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc.html), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). In addition to all kinds of valuable resources on the website, recent emails to the listserv have provided timely, relevant links that will be of interest to the public. Please see below for a sample of a few resources sent out to the list in the past few days. If you are interested in subscribing to the listserv, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html for more information.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (http://www.nctsn.org) and the National Center for PTSD are pleased to make the Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide and accompanying handouts available. Psychological First Aid for Schools is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the aftermath of a school crisis, disaster, or terrorism event.
Meet Buddy! A PFA for Schools Provider: http://www.nctsn.org/content/psychological-first-aid-schoolspfa
Psychological First Aid (PFA) mobile app – free download from iTunes
From the PTSD site from the Veterans Affairs, PFA Mobile assists responders who provide psychological first aid as part of a response effort.
The Maternal and Child Health Library offers a resource portal for information on reaching out to children and youth following a disaster or other traumatic event at http://www.mchlibrary.info/guides/reachingout.html.
Thanks to staff at UCLA Biomedical Library for this information.