In response to recent community critical incidents such as flooding and violent crime, I CARE has created and compiled the following page to provide an overview of trauma for educators and caregivers, helpful tips and information, and a list of local and national resources for addressing trauma and critical incidents.

If you would like to add a resource to this page, please email I CARE with your organization and contact information.

A Brief Overview of Trauma

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Based on data and information taken from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Presidential Taskforce on PTSD and Trauma in Children and Adolescents.

Resources for Educators
Father comforts a sad child. Problems in the family

(Available for presentation to requesting schools.)

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators - NCTSN - (PDF - Whole Document)





Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Father with sad preteen daughter

Traditional and Online Resources


 (taken from Capital Area Human Services District's Resource Page)

Recognizing Severe Reactions to Disaster and Common Psychiatric Disorders

Resources for Immediate Disaster Behavioral Health Response

Disaster Reactions and Intervention

SAMSHA – Disaster Distress Helpline

CAHS – Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Flooding

SAMHSA – Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event

Red Cross – Taking Care of Your Emotional Health after a Disaster

SAMHSA – Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event: A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers

SAMHSA – Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress

NCTSN – After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

CDC – The Flood is Over.  What do you do now?

NCTSN – The Rainy Windy Day

NCTSN - Impact of Floods on Families