After disasters and other breaks in continuity of services, child welfare agencies' tasks are continuing to manage, capturing lessons learned, and rebuilding better systems. In this section find Federal and State resources for longer term recovery and rebuilding from natural disasters or other major unexpected events, including resources on mental health services and research.
Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016)
Provides audience-specific resources to help families, communities, governments, and emergency responders cope with natural disasters or other traumatic events.
DTAC Webinars and Podcasts
Disaster Technical Assistance Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2017)
Offers a variety of podcasts and webinars to address mental health and substance use disorders among diverse populations in the wake of disasters.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Supports citizens and first responders to ensure that they work together to build, sustain, and improve their capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Hurricane Recovery Assistance
U.S. Department of Labor
Provides information on income and job assistance programs available to individuals in hurricane-affected States.
National 211 Collaborative
United Way & AIRS
Connects citizens to essential human service organizations and agencies within their communities.
Other Recovery Help
Connects to resources that outline various federal and community programs available to help families recover following a disaster.
Recovery & Reunification
Provides information about the steps required to help youth reconnect with family and access resources following a natural disaster.