Tips for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers Out of stock for ordering This fact sheet provides tips for emergency and disaster response workers to help disaster survivors cope with the psychological aspects of a traumatic event. It offers strategies for managing intense emotions and promoting a safe, calm environment. Publication ID NMH05-0210 Publication Date January 2005 Format Fact Sheet Download Disaster Response: Psychological First Aid PDF 497.39 KB Find Related Information Audience Disaster Response Workers as Audience You May Also Be Interested In Are You Working to Help People Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? This flyer highlights key Psychological First Aid concepts and resources disaster responders and outreach workers may use when assisting individuals affected by the pandemic. It also provides resources for further assistance. Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance This manual helps state and local mental health professionals create emergency preparedness plans for disasters. It highlights integrating health and mental health response and conducting epidemiological surveillance. Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual This manual helps mental health professionals build an emergency preparedness program in response to mass violence and terrorism. It includes background information, key concepts in mental health intervention, and guidance for setting up a training course. Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) This brochure explains the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program's emergency mental health services and programs for people who have experienced traumatic events. It helps states, territories, and federally recognized tribes prepare grant applications for funding. Identifying Substance Misuse in the Responder Community This fact sheet describes for disaster response workers specific warning signs of substance use disorders. It also reviews specific indicators, such as physical and emotional, social and behavioral, and mental, and highlights when people should seek help. Psychosocial Issues for Children and Adolescents in Disasters This guide offers resources for those working with children in the wake of disaster. It discusses theories of child development as applied to a youth experiencing the fear, anxiety, and trauma of disaster. The guide also offers practical suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide.