Resource in Response to Tragedy and Trauma

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:

Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center. PFA Handouts include:

From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

The resources below are from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress for anyone feeling anxiety or overwhelmed about acts of terror:

Community Resource Living Document in Response to Tragedy at Tops 

Resources from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Useful online resources

Connect With Social Services
Open Access Flyer
NCADD-RA-MC Opioid Task Force Brochure 

Government Offices and Agencies

NYS Office of Mental Health
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors
New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

Nationally Recognized Mental Health Support Groups & Organizations

Addiction Guide
Addiction Resource Guide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
American Association of Suicidology
Attachment Disorder Network
Attachment Disorder Support Group
BPD Central (Borderline Personality Disorder)
BPDWORLD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
CAIR (Changing Attitudes In Recovery)
Child and Adolescent BiPolar Foundation
Clutterers Anonymous
Clutterless Recovery Groups Inc.
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Intentional Care
Legal Assistance of Western NY
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse
North American Society for Childhood Onset Schizophrenia (NASCOS)
Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, Inc.
Prospect House (Lakeview Health Services)
Recovery, Inc.
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
Self-Help Group Sourcebook Online
SOLES (Survivors of Law Enforcement Suicide)

Other Resources
Recovery Village