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Disaster and Terrorism Trauma

National Center for PTSD

Webpage with links to information about the effects of disasters. Disasters include terrorist attacks and other human-caused disasters as well as natural disasters such as floods and tsunamis.

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National Center for PTSD

Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress

The PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is electronically available to the public. There is no charge for using the database, and no account or password is required. Although it is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the PILOTS database is not limited to literature on PTSD among veterans.

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Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response Courses

The Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), developed the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health Care Standards in 2000 with the hope of improving access to care, quality of care and health outcomes for all patients. When applied to disaster preparedness and crisis response, they can help ensure that all people affected by a disaster receive equitable, effective services in an appropriate manner. These Standards are organized into three Themes and focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and on improving the health of all Americans.

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Helping Children Cope After A Disaster

ChildAdvocate.net

Booklet for parents and professionals from the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine. This booklet is designed to be printed on regular 8 1/2 by 11 paper on both sides and stapled. The two links below allow you to download and print the booklet. Acrobat Reader is free and is needed to download the booklet.

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