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Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration is the leading federal agency to provide technical assistance and support for substance abuse and mental health concerns. They have an initiative directly related to trauma and trauma-informed care.
Tip Sheet for Religious Clergy - This tip sheets helps interfaith religious clergy understand disasters and how to support children and their families during a disaster.
Personal Safety Plan - You can document on this form suggested calming strategies IN ADVANCE of a crisis. Staff and individuals receiving services can enter into a "partnership of safety" using this form as a guide to assist in your treatment plan. The information is intended to be helpful; it will not be used for any purpose other than to help staff understand how to best work with you to maintain your safety.
- The ACE Study - This is a great overview of St. Aemilian-Lakeside's seven elements of trauma-informed care: prevalence, impact, perception/reality, the lower brain, relationship, reason for being and caregiver capacity.
Disaster Distress Helpline Offers Immediate Crisis Counseling
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
The recent shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, continues to bring out strong emotions across the Nation. 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 this 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.
Our texting service also is available to Spanish speakers. Text "Hablanos" to 66746 for 24/7 emotional support.
TTY for Deaf/Hearing Impaired: 1-800-846-8517
The Helpline also can be accessed online at https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline .