Written by Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region. Contact Sheila at email@example.com.
In light of the recent, tragic events in Charleston, and after discovering one of the victims worked for the Charleston Regional Public Library, we want to remind everyone about these resources for communities dealing with disasters.
- MedlinePlus: Coping with Disasters
- SAMSHA: Incidents of Mass Violence
- SAMSHA Disaster Distress Line
- DIMRC: Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events
The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), a part of the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Specialized Information Services (SIS), has a Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health that might also be of assistance. It is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents, and a quick search using “coping,” provides these results while one for “mass violence” yields the following results.
Preparing with information for the worst of circumstances may help us all help each other.