Compiled by Kentucky Center for School Safety
This is a sampling of resources available to our schools and districts across Kentucky that are starting the slow process of recovery from December’s Tornado Disaster. Hopefully these resources will be of assistance as schools and districts navigate the long journey to recovery. Feel free to contact the Kentucky Center for School Safety for any additional needs you may have. We are here to assist you.
Phone: Toll Free (877) 805-4277
Disaster recovery resources:
- Disaster Distress Helpline – SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
- Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress – Learn about the common warning signs and risk factors for emotional distress that children, adults, and first responders often experience.
- Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers Handout
- SAMHSA Disaster Mobile App – In a disaster, it’s essential that behavioral health responders have the resources they need—when and where they need them. The free SAMHSA Disaster App offers first responders immediate access for any type of traumatic event at every phase of response, including pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance and post-deployment resources.
- Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) Field Operations Guide
- Tornado Resources
- Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Tornado Handout
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado Handout
- Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of the Tornadoes Handout
- Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event Handout
- After the Tornado: Helping Young Children Heal Handout
- US Department of Education