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Recovery Resources Created by CSSRC


American Psychological Association
Colorado 211 Service
  • Provides assistance in helping to find services to help people in need of support following a crisis or emergency
Colorado Recovery
Coping with Disaster
  • Information provided by Ready.gov to help understand reactions to a disaster and special tips for helping children after a disaster.
Crisis Management Institute
Disaster Distress Helpline
  • Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. Text "Hablanos" to 66746 for Spanish.
  • TTY 1-800-846-8517
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in dealing with the many issues and problems that might arise from a tragedy.
  • Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Helpline immediately connects callers to trained and caring professionals from the closest crisis counseling center in the nationwide network of centers. Helpline staff will provide confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling. The toll-free Helpline is confidential and multilingual, and available for those who are experiencing psychological distress as a result of natural or man-made disasters, incidents of mass violence, or any other tragedy affecting America's communities.
Discussing Hate and Violence with Your Children
  • A resource for dealing with trauma from the Anti-Defamation League. Stresses that adults need to take time to work through their own feelings and perceptions with other adults before talking to children.
Helping Children Cope after a Disaster
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) | en Español
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Parents Helping Youth Cope with Disaster
Safe Start Center
Sesame Street
  • Sesame Street provides resources for families with young children.
  • Emergencies
    • Hurricanes, storms, and other natural disasters can be difficult for young children who may not fully understand what's going on around them. These tips, activities, and videos can help them feel safe, cope with emotions, and understand that there is hope for the future.
  • Grief 
    • Grief is complex; it encompasses a wide range of emotions that can come and go in waves. Use these tips, videos, children's story, and guide to help your family communicate with one another, express emotions, and begin the process of moving forward. You are not alone. And with time, you and your family will experience new happy moments together.
  • Talk, Listen, Connect: When Families Grieve 
    • When Families Grieve presents families' personal stories about coping with the death of a parent, as well as strategies that have helped these families move forward.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tips for Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events
  • From the U.S. Department of Education
  • Provides practical information for parents and students who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well as teachers, coaches, school administrators, and others who are helping those affected. (September 2005)




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