Download only This tip sheet explores stress and compassion fatigue, as well as signs of distress after a disaster. It identifies ways to cope and enhance resilience, along with resources for more information and support. Publication ID PEP20-01-01-016 Publication Date July 2020 Format Fact Sheet Download Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue PDF 1.82 MB Find Related Information Audience Disaster Response Workers as Audience Professional Care Providers Public Health Professionals Population Group Disaster Response Workers as Population Group Health Care Workers You May Also Be Interested In Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks This fact sheet provides tips for coping with stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes common signs of stress and how to recognize when to get help. Preventing and Managing Stress This fact sheet provides tips to help disaster response workers prevent and manage stress while on assignment. It includes strategies to help responders prepare for their assignments, take stress-reducing precautions, and manage stress in the recovery phase. Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health – Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak This fact sheet explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise during this time and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience. Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks This fact sheet provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It describes potential reactions among youth and the support adults can provide to help them. SAMHSA's Disaster Kit This toolkit arms disaster recovery workers with materials that aid in responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster, and in dealing with workplace stress. The toolkit includes SAFE-T practice guidelines, and suicide prevention wallet cards. It also includes guides for parents, caregivers, teachers, and others. Access the Disaster Kit on your mobile phone by downloading the SAMHSA Disaster App. Psychological First Aid for First Responders 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.