Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Programhttp://www.ovc.gov/pdftxt/AEAP_Brochure.pdfThis brochure describes OVC’s Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program, which provides federal funds to support crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance during crisis aftermath.
Compensation Protocol: A Guide to Responding to Mass Casualty Incidentshttp://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/212431NCJRS.pdfThe product of the OVC-funded Mass Casualty Protocol project, this manual examines the role of victim compensation programs during a mass casualty incident and describes a strategy for serving victims, survivors, allied victim professionals, and compensation program staff.
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disastershttp://store.samhsa.gov/product/Field-Manual-for-Mental-Health-and-Human-Service-Workers-in-Major-Disasters/ADM90-0537This Field Manual is intended for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster. This pocket reference provides the basics of disaster mental health, with numerous specific and practical suggestions for workers. Essential information about disaster survivors’ reactions and needs is included. "Helping" skills are described with guidance for when to refer for professional assistance. Strategies for worker stress prevention and management are presented in the last section.
Helping Survivors in the Wake of Disasterhttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treatment/early/helping-survivors-after-disaster.aspThis fact sheet provides concise information for volunteers, mental health clinicians, chaplains, and medical personnel on the effects of traumatic stress and recommendations for helping survivors of disasters.
Mental Health Reactions After Disaster: A Fact Sheet for Providershttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/handouts-pdf/Reactions.pdfThis fact sheet provides overview of common reactions and severe stress responses to disaster, including PTSD.
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guidehttp://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA05-4025/SMA05-4025.pdfThis guide is intended for service providers and professionals in the mental health field providing the basics in responding to and assisting victims and families during the aftermath of mass violence and terrorism.
Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guidehttp://www.nctsnet.org/trauma-types/natural-disasters/psychological-first-aidDeveloped by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD, Psychological First Aid is an evidence-informed approach for assisting survivors of disaster and terrorism.
Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: Coordination and Collaboration Between American Red Cross Workers and Crime Victim Service Providershttp://www.ovc.gov/publications/infores/redcross/ncj209681.pdfThis booklet, jointly published by OVC and the American Red Cross (ARC), provides information on how ARC staff and volunteers can better assist victims of terrorism and mass violence crimes. It focuses on victims’ rights and needs, OVC resources, victim compensation and assistance, and key differences between the needs of victims of crime and victims of natural disasters.
Terrorist Attacks and Childrenhttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/trauma/disaster-terrorism/terrorist_attacks_and_children.aspThis article provides information on how children respond to terrorism and presents steps that professionals and parents can take to help children cope with acts of terrorism.
For more information and resources, you may be interested in reviewing the following OVC topical pages—