Disaster Resources

Prevention Practitioner's Role in Disaster Response Checklist

This checklist proposes possible contributions that prevention practitioners may make both before and after disasters.


Don't Let One Disaster Lead to Another

Excerpts from this toolkit, developed after the 2011 Joplin Missouri tornadoes, provide an example of substance misuse prevention work following a disaster.

Changes in Prevention Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

South Southwest survey results that describe prevention practice changes in the South Southwest Region during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Substance Use and Disasters:  A Brief Review of the Literature

This document provides a brief review of the research on the relationship between substance misuse and disasters, including some information on infectious disease outbreaks.

Psychological First Aid

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed modular approach to help children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Find related resources from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

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Substance Misuse Among First Responders

Tip sheet for first responders and emergency personnel that describes warning signs of misusing alcohol, prescription medication, or other substances.



How Can We Keep Creating Help That Helps? (Thoughts on ACEs in the Time of Pandemic)

This SSW and Mid-America cross-PTTC podcast explores how to use what we know about Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Research, and Resilient Communities to respond to our current experience with the Covid-19 pandemic.