Member Rara Avis
I spent several hours today tracking down what I thought might some useful resources for a new section at the main site. Since it's going to take me a few days to get it ready, I thought it would be worth posting parts of it here, first.
Learning to Cope
American Psychology Association - What happens to people after a disaster or other traumatic event?
National Institute of Mental Health has a special section on Response to Terrorist Acts Against America.
The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology offers a list of over 1,000 credentialed psychologists who have volunteered to offer healthcare services to the victims and their families.
Beliefnet - Find a local house of worship, faith-by-faith guide for dealing with death, participate in an online prayer circle for the victims of the terrorist attack, and discuss other theological issues.
GriefNet, supervised by Cendra Lynn, Ph.D., is an Internet community dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Their companion site,
Trauma Information Pages by David Baldwin - Originally started after the OKC tragedy, this site offers extensive information about dealing with emotional trauma and traumatic stress.
Groups@AOL - Join a support group to share prayers, thoughts, and feelings about the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
JewzNewz - Jewish oriented Crisis Information Center
For Parents & Teachers
National Association of School Psychologists - Coping With a National Tragedy
What to tell your kids - from MSN's Women Central pages
KidsHealth for Parents - How to talk to your child about the news, including 'How Kids Perceive the News'
Talking With Kids - Ten tips about TV News
Talking to Children in Times of Tragedy - Bright Horizons has pulled together a team of experts to help parents guide, comfort, and help their children cope through this time.
ParentsTalk - Our children's lives have changed. How can we help them?
YMCA - Coping with Tragedies: A PDF Tip Sheet (requires Adobe Acrobat)
Dr Spock - Helping your children cope with the news of reported terrorist attacks.
Parenting.com - Grace Under Fire - How to help your child handle the tough times.
USA Today - Before you try to help your children...
NY Times - Lesson plan for grades 6-12 on 'Exploring Responses to the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001'
CNN Student Bureau - Students react with disbelief to terrorism tragedy
YouthNoise - What can we do about the tragedy? (from a teen's perspective)
Shine - Teen perspectives and discussions on terrorist attack