ūüöß Website Maintenance in Progress: Thank you for visiting! We are currently in the process of enhancing our website to serve you better. Please check back soon for our new and improved website.
Home 9 Public Resources 9 War and Disaster Resources

War and Disaster Resources

Please find the following resources that may be helpful during war and as disasters occur. 

 

For Mental Health Professionals

 

  • Supporting Patients
  • Refugees
    • Five Key Themes for Improved Mental Health Care for Refugees and Migrants -¬†World Health Organization¬†[English]
    • Understanding Refugee Trauma -¬†National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Military / Veterans
    • Addressing Veterans' Reactions to Large-Scale Traumatic Events -¬†National Center for PTSD (va.gov)¬†[English]
      • Corresponding provider guide [English]
      • Corresponding provider guide for current events in Ukraine [English]
      • Consulting:¬† The National Center for PTSD Consultation Program (www.ptsd.va.gov/consult) is here to support providers in treating veterans.¬† If you have questions about these pages or would like to talk with one of our consultants, please reach out to PTSDconsult@va.gov¬†at any time. No question is too big or too small.
    • Advancing the health of military families during deployment -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
  • Children and Families
    • Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers -¬†National Child Traumatic Stress Network¬†[English]
  • Secondary Stress: Providers, First Responders, and Disaster Recovery
    • Information for responders on emotion reactions to human remains -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
    • Sustaining the Well-Being of Caregivers While Helping Victims of war -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]

Back to Top


For Individuals, Parents, and Caregivers

  • Trauma Basics from ISTSS
  • PTSD Bytes: Recovery from Disasters and Mass Violence
    • Natural disasters and mass violence affect individuals, first responders, and whole communities. Dr. Patricia Watson discusses common reactions to these types of events. Learn how to take care of your mental health and how to support others in the days, weeks, and months after. Explore digital tools that can help you manage symptoms of PTSD or depression, and learn when to consider professional help.
  • Support for Adults
    • ‚ÄčCoping after a traumatic event -¬†Royal College of Psychiatrists¬†[English],¬†[Arabic]
    • Surviving Warfare Adversities: A Brief Survival Advice for Civilians Under War Stress -¬†Psychosomatic Medicine and General Practice¬†[English], [Ukrainian]
    • War and disaster stress management
      • Managing the Stress of War and Disaster - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
      • Recommendations for dealing with people in crisis situations and following difficult life events¬†‚ÄstPompidou Group of the Council of Europe¬†[English], [Ukrainian], [Russian]; 7 additional languages available here¬†
  • Support for Children and Families
    • ‚ÄčHelplines, Learning Video Clips, and Tools for Parents - Israeli Ministry of Health [English],¬†[Hebrew],¬†[Arabic, Amharic, and Russian]
    • Coping after a traumatic event¬†-¬†Child Mind Institute¬†[English], [Arabic], [Hebrew], [Ukrainian], [Russian]
    • Talking to children about conflict and war
      • Helping Children Understand Frightening Events - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
      • Talking to Children about War -¬†National Child Traumatic Stress Network¬†[English]
      • How to Talk to Your Child about Conflict and War -¬†United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)¬†[English]
      • How you can support your child during bombing - Child Protection: Global Protection Cluster (UNICEF)¬†[English], [Ukrainian], [Russian]
    • War and disaster stress management
      • Managing the Stress of Children after a Crisis - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
      • Post Disaster Stress Management for Parents - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
      • Helping Communities and Families Recover after a Disaster - Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
      • Community Crises and Disasters: A Parent's Guide to Talking with Children of All Ages - Massachusetts General Hospital¬†[English
  • Refugee Caregivers
    • Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers -¬†National Child Traumatic Stress Network¬†[English]
  • Military / Veterans
    • Tips for Veterans Coping with Large-Scale Traumatic Events -¬†National Center for PTSD (va.gov)¬†[English]
    • Coping with Current Events in Ukraine -¬†National Center for PTSD (va.gov)¬†[English]
    • Military OneSource¬†‚Äď call¬†1-800-342-9647¬†for eligible Department of Defense¬†service members and their families.
    • Veterans Crisis Line¬†‚Äď call¬†988, press ‚Äú1‚ÄĚ or text¬†838255¬†for all service members.
    • Helping Children Cope During Deployment -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
  • Leadership
    • Leadership Communication for Anticipating and Responding to Stressful Events -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
    • Leadership Stress Management -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]
    • Grief Leadership: Leadership in the Wake of Tragedy -¬†Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress¬†[English]

Back to Top


Guidance and Resources for Clinical Practice and Field Work

  • ‚ÄčMental Health and Psychosocial Support, Humanitarian Response¬†in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries¬†- Inter-Agency Standing Committee
    • Compilation of resources for assessment, intervention, and advocacy. Resources are available in English, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, and Ukrainian
  • War Mental Health Resources¬†(Resource list compiled by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)
  • Clinical Practice
    • Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings -¬†Inter-Agency Standing Committee¬†[English],¬†[Ukrainian], [Arabic]
    • Guidance on Mental Health and Psychosocial Programming with a Faith-Sensitive Approach to Humanitarian Aid -¬†Inter-Agency Standing Committee¬†[English]
  • Operational Guidelines for Field Workers¬†
    • ‚ÄčOperational guidance, mental health & psychosocial support programming for refugee operations -¬†United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees¬†[English]‚Äč
    • Disaster Recovery Toolkits¬† -¬†Australian Government Disaster Mental Health Hub¬†[English]
  • Psychological First Aid¬†-¬†World Health Organization