Story by Ian Phillips, Defense Media Activity
Here at DoDLive, our thoughts are with those affected by the storms in Oklahoma. There are many resources for those in need. They range from help with children and finances to contacts for post-traumatic stress disorder.
The following list may be useful to you or someone you know:
- The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress provides insight on how to administer psychological first aid after a disaster or traumatic event.
- Following disasters or emergencies, the PFA Mobile app can assist responders who provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children.
- Materials in PFA Mobile are adapted from the Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide.
- The Red Cross Database lets people list themselves as “Safe and Well,” or loved ones find missing people after a natural disaster.
- For those needing assistance with post-traumatic stress disorder, the Department of Veterans Affairs has a list of resources available.
Financial relief may not be at the forefront of concerns immediately following a natural disaster, though the time will come when financial assistance must be considered.
Please remember that the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society are available to service members who are ready to address financial needs.
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