fort Mcmurray Trauma Resources

The effects of a catastrophe, like the Fort McMurray fire, ripple through a community. We know disasters like this affect every aspect of a person who has lived through it.

Below  are some resources that may be helpful to you and your loved ones at this time. They are simple tips for caring for yourself and for understanding how to best care for others who have experienced a traumatic event. But while they seem simple, we know that sometimes that is all that's needed.

As humans, we have an incredible capacity for self-healing and we often just need simple reminders to let the body and spirit do what they need to do.

Responding to Stressful Events: Taking Care of Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities - Public Health Agency of Canada

Trauma - Healing the Unquiet Mind  - A presentation about trauma, its effects, and coping strategies, by Petal Murti

After a Critical Incident - The Headington Institute

Responding to Stressful Events:Helping Children Cope - Public Health Agency of Canada

Responding to Stressful Events:Helping Teens Cope  - Public Health Agency of Canada

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do - National Institute of Mental Health

Tips for Talking with and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration