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TERRORISM & DISASTER RESOURCES FOR SURVIVING & COPING

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Prepare your family for emergencies and disasters, disaster assistance, terrorism preparedness, help with trauma, surviving acts of terrorism, how to cope with anxiety, trauma, stress and loss, helping kids cope with terrorism, facts about bio-terrorism, resources for parents, teachers, teens and kids:

Anxiety, grief, fear, anger, sadness -- they're part of our emotional landscape now.  Dealing with mental health in these troubled times, the National Mental Health Association offers tips for coping in uncertain times for adults and children to handle disaster-related anxiety and loss.  

WebMD offers some insight for coping with the fear of terrorism, plus health info from an award-winning staff.

The Red Cross offers these pointers and guidelines for Terrorism -- Preparing for the Unexpected and also at the Red Cross in Greater New York.

To make sure your family, household, and even your office have the supplies to handle emergencies, Drugstore.com offers a selection of first aid kits, including an Emergency Survival Kiticon as well as auto emergency first aid kits, OSHA first aid kits for as many as 25 or 50 people and all-purpose kits.

The American Psychological Association offers outstanding advice on managing anxiety and fear of terrorism, coping with terrorism and traumatic events, helping children cope with their fears of danger, anthrax and terrorist acts, protecting yourself from disaster and terror, disaster mental health, workplace violence, and more.

The National Institute of Mental Health offers help for dealing with disaster, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, children and violence, and other resources.

The National Institute of Mental Health also offers NIH publication no. 01-3518 called, "Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters."  It deals with emotional problems young people face in the wake of violence or disaster, post-traumatic stress disorder, and offers much helpful information.

The shocking 9/11 terrorist attack was a traumatic event affecting us physically and psychologically.  This HealthGate site offers tips and advice to help make sense of terrorism for adults and young people dealing with the trauma of terrorism, and offers a path to healing. 

For coping with a national tragedy, the National Assoc. of School Psychologists provide a rich storehouse of information to help parents, educators, mental health professionals, and others to help kids cope with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the U.S.  The resources are outstanding and cover coping with terrorism, promoting tolerance, managing anger, school memorials, and much more.  

The University of Michigan offers information and support with children's needs after a disaster, helping kids cope with news of terrorist attacks, how to talk to kids about terrorism and war, what to say when kids say, "I'm scared."

The CDC site offers health emergency preparedness information, including facts about anthrax, botulism, pneumonic plague, and smallpox, plus frequently asked questions, plus health links.

When disaster strikes, many of the necessities are suddenly gone -- like electricity, gas, phone lines, water, food, so being prepared goes a long way toward helping you make it -- check our Survive the Next Disaster.

This Emergency Preparedness Guidebook on how to prepare for any disaster is a FREE downloadable 46-page book with emergency checklists, preparedness tips and more. 

Disaster Training International helps adults help children -- their Disaster Training programs helps adults prepare children for disasters and help kids deal with disasters when they happen.

The Federal Consumer Information Center offers advice and the proper steps to prepare for Natural Disasters.  There's tips on pets, general emergency preparedness, and other natural disaster resources.

Emergency supplies, disaster preparedness and survival tools, food and shelter, plus a trauma kit, are sold by LifeKit to schools, as well as businesses and government agencies.

The Foremost Insurance Group also offers advice and checklists on what to do when a hurricane threatens.

The Internal Revenue Service offers updates on tax-related relief for victims of terrorist attacks, and also offers crucial information to individuals, businesses and members of the armed forces.

If you're a small business owner, the US Small Business Administration offers disaster assistance.

For teachers and mentors, there are numerous lesson plans and classroom activity ideas plus resources for coping with the terror events of September 11th.  

PBS also offers educators classroom resources in its America Responds series following the events of 9/11.

The Environmental Protection Agency's web site outlines the EPA's role in homeland security in the U.S., and offers counter terrorism publications as well.  

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's virtual library offers life-saving advice in its fact sheets -- go directly to FEMA's preparedness, training and exercises room.  There's more disaster preparedness advice, tips, and resources at FEMA's Resources for Parents and Teachers site with curriculum and activities.

There's also Herman the spokescrab at the FEMA for Kids site teaching kids how to be prepared for disasters.  Plus there's Freebies for Disaster Action Kids.

The U.S. Dept. of Defense's official anthrax information site includes info on the disease, the vaccine, safety and effectiveness.

If you're feeling a little patriotic and in need of a U.S. flag, go to this site and download or print all the flag images you need.

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