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Disaster Preparedness

How to Prepare for Emergencies

Information from the American Red Cross

Plan Ahead for Disasters

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Disaster Recovery

Recovering From Natural Disasters

Information from FEMA

Returning Home after a Hurricane or Flood

Repairing your Flooded Home

Resources for Helping Children Cope with Disaster and Trauma

Trauma Response

Resources for individuals or providers needing direct support
Resources for talking to children
Dealing with childhood trauma
Other Resources

Age Related Reactions to Traumatic Events - This link has developmentally based indicators for traumatic stress in various languages.

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After a Recent Shooting

OMH hosted a statewide community webinar, “Addressing Community Grief and Trauma in the Wake of the Tragedy in Buffalo.” If you weren’t able to attend, you can find a recording of the proceedings at: A copy of the presentation is also available at: OMH Buffalo Tragedy Webinar.

Additional resources for New Yorkers impacted by the Buffalo shooting are available at NYS OMH Emergency Mental Health Resources.

School-Age Child Care (SACC) Resources