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Rebuilding Hope Additional Resources

Rebuilding Hope Additional Resources

Rebuilding Hope Main Page | Strategies | Resources | Contributors | Download the Book as a PDF

Resources in this book are organized by age group. They include post-disaster emotional recovery suggestions, a guide to legal services, and contact information for the central Illinois 211 call center.

For Adults & Caregivers:

HELPGUIDE.org
http://helpguide.org/mental/disaster_recovery_trauma_stress_coping.htm
Suggestions on how to recover from disasters and other traumatic events. HELPGUIDE.org is an advertising-free nonprofit resource for supporting better mental health and lifestyle choices for adults and children.

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx
American Psychological Association's guide for recovering emotionally from disaster and managing traumatic stress after a tornado.

Illinois State Bar Association's Illinois Lawyer Finder
http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/articles/legal-information/disaster-preparedness
Illinois State Bar Association's legal resources for disaster preparedness including checklist and handbook, disaster legal services manual, information about replacing documents lost in a disaster and how to secure your bank and social security information.

Mental Health America of Pikes Peak
http://www.mentalhealthanswers.org/page.asp?pageid=0|6|18|94&id=0|dealing_with_stress_after_a_natural_disaster
Mental Health America's of the Pikes Peak provides information on common reactions after a natural disaster and tips for coping.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/
parents_talk_to_children_about_tornadoes.pdf

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides a PDF booklet with suggestions for families dealing with the aftermath of a tornado.

For Caregivers Helping Children:

ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
http://main.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/handout.pdf?docID=2381&AddInterest=1142
ZERO TO THREE provides an article detailing ways to help young children after traumatic events.

Ceridian Corporation's Helping Young Children Cope After a Natural Disaster (PDF)
https://portal.lifeworks.com/materials/HPSActiveAssociatedFiles/449.pdf
Note: Click on "see a sample of the site without logging in" to open the PDF.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org/newsroom/Resources_on_coping_with_disasters
The National Association for the Education of Young Children provides tips and resources for parents and educators that are helping young children to cope with disasters.

University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, California Childcare Health Program
http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org/pdfs/healthandsafety/
disastersen060604_adr.pdf

The California Childcare Health Program provides health and safety suggestions for young children affected by disasters.

For Adolescents & Teenagers:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov/coping-disaster
FEMA provides suggestions for how to manage after a disaster with guidelines for all ages.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/tornadoes
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides suggestions for dealing with the aftermath of a tornado including children and teens.

National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/helping-children-and-adolescents-cope-with-violence-and-disasters-parents/index.shtml
The National Institute of Mental Health provides a guide for parents to help their children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

Rebuilding Hope Main Page | Strategies | Resources | Contributors | Download the Book as a PDF

The Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 is available to provide assistance answer questions 24/7. Information for tornado relief resources is constantly being updated, so we encourage callers to check back frequently.

Need Help?

Central Illinois residents who are seeking non-emergency assistance can call the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 information and referral line (just dial 211 or 309-999-4029) to be referred to vital services in their area.

The Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 is a partnership between the United Way and Advanced Medical Transport and is available to provide assistance and answer questions 24/7.

Information for tornado relief resources is constantly being updated, so we encourage callers to check back frequently.

www.211hoi.org