PUBLIC RESOURCE CENTER
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, the following are some useful resources to use in coping. Additionally, the APA has set up a blog http://www.yourmindyourbody.org/
Disaster Distress Helpline: http://www.disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
• Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx
• Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
• Tips for supporting children after a Traumatic Event in the news: http://tinyurl.com/cspauec
• Treating Children with PTSD podcast with Judith Cohen, MD: http://www.adaa.org/resources-professionals/podcasts/treating-children-with-ptsd
• Experts: Give kids a chance to talk about Conn. tragedy: http://tinyurl.com/c4tb8y2
• When Someone Close to Your Child Dies Suddenly: A Guide for Parents: http://tinyurl.com/bngy5xb
• Children and Gief: What they Know, How they Feel, How to Help: http://tinyurl.com/c28s8bu
• Five Questions on the Tucson, Ariz., Shootings for Psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD **please see # 3 question and response: http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2011/01/tucson-shootings.aspx
Helpful Hints for School Emergency Management:
• Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach http://rems.ed.gov/docs/HH_Vol3Issue3.pdf
• Listen, Protect, Connect – Model and Teach Psychological First Aid for Teacher and Students http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/PFA_SchoolCrisis.pdf
• After a Loved One Dies – how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them: http://tinyurl.com/6trf3zc
• School Crisis Guide: Help and Healing in a Time of Crisis: http://www.neahin.org/educator-resources/school-crisis-guide.html
For a healthy mind and body . . . talk to a psychologist.
The Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) is the voice of psychology in Pennsylvania and has over 3,000 psychologist members throughout the state. We provide information to consumers and the media about psychological issues. Of all the different mental health professionals, psychologists have the most comprehensive training. Their expertise spans the mind and its inner workings, communication, relationships, values, and our interaction with the world around use.
Recent studies and media reports conducted by the American Psychological Association have shown that more people than ever realize that physical health and mental health are intertwined and that psychologists are at the forefront of this public awareness.
Many people benefit from the professional guidance of a licensed psychologist who can help them recognize the health benefits of caring for both mind and body.
LOOKING FOR A PSYCHOLOGIST? If you would like the name of a qualified psychologist in your area, please visit our Psychologist Locator.
NEED A SPEAKER? Our members are willing to provide free mind-body talks for your club or organization on such topics as stress, resilience skills, depression, dealing with difficult people, parenting skills, and marriage and family issues. This service is being offered as part of our Public Education Campaign. For more information, please contact Marti Evans, 717-232-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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