Resources in Response to the Wildfires


In response to the wildfires impacting many areas in the United States, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help families and communities. These resources include:

· Parent Guidelines for Helping Children Impacted by Wildfires

· En Español

· Wildfires: Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

· En Español

· Simple Activities for Children During Evacuations or When Playing Outside is Restricted

· Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

· Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

· Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

· Strategies to Manage Challenges for EMS and Other First Responder Families

· Psychological First Aid (PFA) (in English, Spanish and multiple other languages)

· SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline:  Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746


E-learning courses:

· For disaster responders during this response phase, take PFA Online at

· For providers working with firefighters, take the Helping Heroes web-based training:

· For community and mental health providers who plan to continue working with affected communities long-term, review Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) and take the SPR Online at


Mobile Apps:

· Help Kids Cope

· PFA Mobile

· SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App




For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at