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While the community is healing from the tragic Umpqua Community College shooting, the relief effort has already started. There are many ways to be supportive, but here a list official sources recommended by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office:

Donate to UCC relief funds

The Greater Douglas United Way: http://www.gduway.org/UCC

The Umpqua Community College Foundation: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations


Support a UCC solidarity effort

-- Donate blood at your local American Red Cross: http://www.redcrossblood.org/.

Resources on Traumatic Events and Mass Violence

*SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster App: The SAMHSA Disaster App allows disaster behavioral health responders to navigate resources related to pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, and post-deployment resources. Users can also share resources from the app via text message or email, and quickly identify local behavioral health services. http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/disaster

*Dealing with the effects of trauma: A self-help guide: This SAMHSA guide provides in-depth information on recovering from a traumatic event, including tips for seeking and receiving help from healthcare providers, things survivors can do on their own, and links to additional resources.
http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA-3717/SMA-3717.pdf

*Effects of traumatic stress after mass violence, terror, or disaster: Developed by the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), this publication provides information regarding expected reactions to out-of-the ordinary situations. It includes descriptions of common traumatic stress reactions, problematic stress responses, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder.
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/trauma/disaster-terrorism/stress-mv-t-dhtml.asp

*Incidents of mass violence: This SAMHSA page lists the risk factors for distress after a mass violence event. SAMHSA also provides tips on what to do in lockdown situations, lists signs of emotional distress, and highlights the Disaster Distress Helpline and other resources.
http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/disasters/incidents-of-mass-violence.aspx

*Traumatic incident stress: This fact sheet from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health highlights the physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that first responders may experience after a disaster. The Institute provides tips and links to additional resources that can help responders take care of their own emotional health.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/traumaticincident

Resources for Teachers, Families, and Caregivers to Help Children and Youth

*Children and Youth--SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series installment: This SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series installment focuses on the reactions and mental health needs of children and youth after a disaster and contains resources from both the child trauma and disaster behavioral health fields. The collection includes an annotated bibliography and a section with helpful links to organizations, agencies, and other resources that address disaster preparedness and response issues surrounding children and youth: http://archive.samhsa.gov/dtac/dbhis/dbhis_children_bib.asp

*Helping Your child cope with media coverage of disasters: A fact sheet for parents: The authors discuss the effects of post-disaster media coverage on children and provide strategies that parents can use to address these effects.
http://www.oumedicine.com/docs/ad-psychiatry-workfiles/parent_disaster_media_factsheet_2011.pdf

*It's Okay to Remember: This video provides information regarding traumatic grief in children, addresses the three main types of trauma reminders, and illustrates how families can experience the pain of loss and then heal. It features physicians and experts in the field and is appropriate for parents and others who care for children.
http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/traumatic-grief/what-childhood-traumatic-grief

*A national tragedy: Helping children cope: This website hosted by the National Association of School Psychologists provides recommendations for parents and school personnel for helping children cope with a crisis. The website lists suggestions for what adults, parents, and schools can do following a traumatic event.
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/terror_general.aspx

*Parent tips for adolescents: This table lists possible reactions, suggested responses, and examples of things parents can do and say to children affected by a disaster.
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/pfa/english/appendix_e7_tips_for_parents_with_adolescents.pdf

*Parent tips for infants and toddlers: This table lists possible reactions, how to understand them, and suggestions that can help parents of infants and toddlers cope with their emotions after a disaster. http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/pfa/english/appendix_e4_tips_for_parents_with_infants_and_toddlers.pdf

*Parent tips for preschoolers: This table lists possible reactions, suggested responses, and examples of things parents can do and say to preschool-age children affected by a disaster.
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/pfa/english/appendix_e5_tips_for_parents_with_preschool_children.pdf

*Parent tips for school-age children: This table lists possible reactions, suggested responses, and examples of things parents can do and say to school-age children after a disaster.
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/pfa/english/appendix_e6_tips_for_parents_with_schoolage_children.pdf

*Responding to stressful events: Helping children cope: This packet contains information on helping children cope after a stressful event, highlighting common reactions and coping techniques.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/oes-bsu-02/pdf/helping-child-cope_e.pdf

*Tips for talking to children and youth after traumatic events: A guide for parents and educators: The authors explain how to help children cope with the emotional aftermath of a disaster and include information on common reactions according to developmental stage. https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/KEN01-0093R/KEN01-0093R.pdf

Disaster Response Personnel

-- The behavioral health response to mass violence: The speakers in this SAMHSA DTAC podcast inform disaster behavioral health professionals about the psychological responses to mass violence and suggest strategies and interventions to provide immediate support and mitigate long-term negative mental health consequences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeFrjY9Dfuo&list=PLBXgZMI_zqfRcTt9ndxkbieQ-pQslk-R6

-- A guide to managing stress in crisis response professions: This SAMHSA pocket guide provides first responders with information on signs and symptoms of stress and offers simple, practical techniques for minimizing stress responses prior to and during disaster response. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA05-4113/SMA05-4113.pdf

-- Stress management for emergency responders: What responders can do: This CDC audio podcast is part of a series that examines sources of stress and what individuals, team leaders, and agency management can do to manage the stress. Tips for reducing stress and lessening its negative impacts are also provided by CDC.

http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=10613

-- Understanding compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction: Tips for disaster responders: This SAMHSA DTAC podcast can help disaster behavioral health professionals learn about the positive and negative effects of helping disaster survivors. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSJ0Lk8MsIQ&list=PLBXgZMI_zqfRcTt9ndxkbieQ-pQslk-R6

Links to Organizations and Agencies

*Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress is dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership, and methodologies. The center's work addresses a wide scope of trauma exposure from the consequences of combat, operations other than war, terrorism, natural and human-caused disasters, and public health threats. http://www.centerforthestudyoftraumaticstress.org

*National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): The mission of NASP is to "empower school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health." NASP's School Safety and Crisis Resources webpage provides resources to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with traumatic or unsettling events.http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/index.aspx

*National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): Terrorism: The mission of NCTSN is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families. The terrorism section of their website assists parents and families after a biological, chemical, or radiological terrorist attack. http://www.nctsn.org/nccts/nav.do?pid=typ_terr

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