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Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience

Hurricane Recovery


The Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience at LSU Health Sciences Center has compiled this list of resources and materials to help families recover from the mental and behavorial challenges post-disaster. Our heart goes out to all the families affected by Hurricane's Harvey and Irma and we hope this list helps them cope in this time of need. Feel free to reach out to our Center staff member Victoria Sacco ( or Progam Coordinator Rick Costa ( to request additional materials or receive updates on our work. This page may be periodically updated to include additional resources.

Last Update: 08/30/2019

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Activities for Children and Families

  • Children's Activities (CDC)- Link the the Center for Disase Control's (CDC) resource list of activities!
  • Simple Activities (NCTSN) - List of activities compiled by the National Children Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) containing games and activities that don't require a lot of supplies or techology.
  • Trinka and Sam (Coloring Book)- This story was developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced a hurricane. Sponsored by the National Children Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
  • Trinka Y Juan (En español)


Self-Care for Adults


Talking to Your Kids

Teacher and School Resources