Disaster Relief

Recognizing Common Disaster Survivor Stress Reactions

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, explains common stress responses of disaster survivors.

Assessing Survivors' Mental Health

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, can help disaster recovery personnel assess survivors' mental health.

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

This booklet, from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton, helps explain how counselors can help children cope with traumatic events like a natural disaster.

Salvation Army Disaster Relief Training

The Salvation Army offers a series of training sessions for disaster relief volunteers. These training sessions are offered in a physical classroom environment, and cover topics like Emergency Assistance in Disaster Operations and Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Operations.

Visit http://disaster.salvationarmyusa.org/training/?classes to see when the next classes are being offered.

Hyogo Framework for Action: Disaster Risk Reduction

The Hyogo Framework explains how communities can plan and build in such a way as to reduce the risk from natural disasters.

Formidable Footprint Disaster Training Exercises

The Formidable Footprint site contains a series of exercises in which churches and other groups can participate to prepare for an emergency.

CDC Recommendations for Health & Safety Following Flooding

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) issued the following set of health & safety guidelines for people in the aftermath of a flood.

Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness Website

The CDC (federal government's Center for Disease Control) provides a website for sharing information about disease preparedness, such as in the case of a pandemic (i.e., all or nearly all people get sick). This includes an influenza pandemic.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

FEMA - Independent Study Courses on Disasters

FEMA provides a series of self-study courses for all persons wishing to prepare for a disaster, and to coordinate other's disaster response.

FEMA - Natural Disaster Preparedness Guides

FEMA provides specific guides for safety in the event of various natural disasters. Disasters covered are drought, earthquakes, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, landslides & debris flow, severe weather, space weather, thunderstorms & lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wildfires, and winter storms &  extreme cold.                                                                                                                                     

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