Resources

The following resources provide more detailed information on topics covered on this web-site. Types of resources include publications, web-sites, and libraries. The resources are categorized by topic area:


Children’s Education Materials · Mental Health · Planning · Terrorism · Special Populations


Children’s Education Materials


FEMA for Kids


http://www.fema.gov/kids/


This web-site teaches children how to prepare for disasters and prevent disaster damage.  Includes games.


Ready Kids


http://www.ready.gov/kids/


This web-site, part of the Ready.gov advertising campaign, teaches children how to prepare for disasters.  Includes games.


Mental Health


American Psychological Association: Reactions and guidelines for children following trauma/disaster


http://www.apa.org/practice/ptguidelines.html


This web-site provides guidance on how children in elementary, middle, and high school may react to a disaster.  Information on ways parents can help their children is also provided.


International Council of Nurses: Resources for Coping with Terrorism


http://www.icn.ch/terrorism.htm


This collection of information resources, ethical guidelines, position statements and links aims to provide nurses and others with tools to assist in coping and caring.


The National Child Traumatic Stress Network


http://www.nctsnet.org/nccts/nav.do?pid=hom_main


This web-page includes resources to help families and their children deal with natural disasters or terrorism.


Office for Victims of Crime Handbook for Coping After Terrorism


http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/publications/infores/cat_hndbk/welcome.html


The information provided in this handbook is to help the people understand their reaction to terrorism and mass violence.


Planning


The American Red Cross


http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_500_,00.html


This web-site includes information on preparing for a variety of emergencies, including terrorism, freezing temperatures, and power outages.  Information is included for families, businesses, people with special needs, seniors, and pet owners.


FEMA: Are you ready?


http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/index.shtm


Updated in August 2004, this is the federal government’s most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness.


Ready.gov


http://www.ready.gov/


Ready.gov is a web-site sponsored by The Advertising Council in partnership with Homeland Security.  Information is included for families, businesses, people with special needs, seniors, and pet owners.


Terrorism


CDC: Bioterrorism


http://www.bt.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/overview.asp


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on bioterrorism, what the public can do to prepare, and links to additional resources.


Coping with an Attack, A Quick Guide to Dealing with Biological, Chemical, and ‘Dirty Bomb’ Attacks


http://www.ndu.edu/ctnsp/wmd_tipsheet.htm


This resource is from the Center of Technology and National Security Policy, an organization established in June 2001 to gain new insights by combining expert analysis of science and technology developments with national security policy. It includes simple matrices describing immediate actions to take in case of a biological, chemical, or “dirty bomb” attack, plus answers to frequently asked questions.


Tips Hotline


1-800-492-TIPS (8477)


Governor Erhlich has announced a special hotline number for Marylanders to report any suspicious activities related to terrorism. The hotline is manned by Maryland State Police 24 hours per day. Any citizen who observes something unusual or suspicious should report the situation to the Tips Hotline.


Special Populations 


The American Red Cross: Foreign Language Materials


http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/foreignmat/


This web-site offers translations of disaster preparedness materials in 14 different languages.


Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs


http://www.redcross.org/images/pdfs/preparedness/A4497.pdf


This document, written by FEMA and the American Red Cross, provides a detailed information on how to help people with disabilities and other special needs prepare for a disaster.


Ready.gov: Disabled and Special Needs


http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/disabled.html


This web-site, part of the Ready.gov advertising campaign, includes specific information for helping people with disabilities and other special needs prepare for a disaster.


Ready.gov: Seniors


http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/seniors.html


This web-site, part of the Ready.gov advertising campaign, includes specific information for helping Senior prepare for disasters.