Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry is pleased to have a Category II site funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) known as the Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience (TDC4), a center in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The center is actively working with partners across the nation to develop materials and provide training on interventions to support the behavioral health, wellbeing and resilience of children, families, and communities impacted by natural and man-made disasters as well as acts of terror. TCD4 is directed by and collaborates with trauma-informed experts with extensive experience using developmentally-sensitive, evidence-based practices to train and support children, families, teachers, first responders, and community members impacted by traumatic events.
Resources from Montclair State University (TDC4 Northeast Coalition Partner)
Helpful Resources and Links in Response to Hurricane Ida:
Visit TDC4 Facebook:
Hurricane Preparedness and COVID19 (TDC4)
Hurricane Preparedness for Expectant Parents
10 Considerations for Young Children After Disasters and
Violent Events (LSUHSC) -
10 things to consider when caring for young children after disasters
and violent events.
Helping Children and Families Cope (LSUHSC)-
Drs. Howard, MD, PhD
and Joy Osofsky, PhD booklet examining post-traumatic stress for all ages.
Self-Care Following a Trauma-
LSU Health Sciences Center resource.
- Helping to Prepare Children for Storms (LSUHSC)
Activities for Children Resources:
Children's Activities (CDC)-
Link to the Center for Disase Control's (CDC) resource list of activities!
Hurricane Safety Coloring Book & Activity Book-
Created by Broward County (Florida), this Activity Book has information relavent for everyone and some Florida specific resources.
Ready Wrigley (CDC)
- Tips, Activities and Coloring pages related to Hurricane Preparedness.
- Seasame Street "Let's Get Ready" Family Guide
NCTSN & SAMHSA (DTAC) Links and Resources:
(for flooding resources)
- Tips for Adult Survivors on Managing Disaster-Related Stress (SAMHSA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Preparedness Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Other Helpful Hotline or Helpline Numbers:
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255 or visit website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline: (800) 985-5990 (for Spanish press '2') or visit website:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or visit website: https://www.thehotline.org/
American Red Cross: (866) 438-4636 or (800) 733-2767 or visit website:
2-1-1 Confidential Helpline: Call 2-11 (24hrs/7 days a week) or visit website: https://www.211.org/