Wildfire & Disaster Resources
IN EMOTIONAL DISTRESS? CALL THE VCBH CRISIS & REFERRAL LINE
After a wildfire, other disaster or tragic events, people can feel stress, grief, guilt or anger. It's important to remember that there are ways to cope. You do not need to deal with difficult times alone.
VCBH Crisis & Referral Line
Free • Confidential • 24/7
If anyone is in immediate danger, call 911 and ask for a CIT officer
After the Fire: Your Emotional and Physical Well-Being – This tip sheet provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains common reactions to stress and includes steps people can take to cope and stay healthy after a wildfire.
Listen, Protect, Connect - Psychological First Aid from Ready.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Wildfires – The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website provides information on a host of hazards, including wildfires.
National Disaster Distress Helpline:
For anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, or incident of mass violence.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Caring for Children During a Disaster – CDC website:
Sesame Street has videos and other resources for parents and children coping with traumatic experiences.
"Help Kids Cope" App – This free mobile app provides information to help parents and other caregivers, teachers, counselors, and other prepare for and talk about disasters with kids. The app features tips and checklists to help with disaster preparation; information about how children typically respond to disasters; and links to kids’ books, activities, and other resources. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and other organizations, the app runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.